MCC Letter to Prime Minister

On November 12, 2019, the salmon committee of the MCC submitted a letter to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau detailing Pacific mandate priorities.

Key components of the mandate are detailed below:

  1. Review and update DFO management structures and processes to account for unprecedented low returns, increasing climate change impacts, and implementation of First Nations co-management
  2. Restore stock assessment capacity, including spawning ground counts, to advance in-season stock identification tools
  3. Implement the restored habitat protection provisions and new rebuilding requirements under the Fisheries Act
  4. Develop emergency recovery strategies for salmon Conservation Units identified as threatened or endangered
  5. Complete comprehensive, peer-reviewed biological risk assessments of salmonid hatchery facilities, and make this an ongoing requirement under the new Aquaculture Act