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  • Lobster | Our Fish
    manage the lobster fishery sustainably is a lack of clear information on the lobster population There are signs that the stocks are being exploited too heavily In particular too many immature females are being caught although legally under current regulations before they can reproduce This pattern of ignoring biology and continuing to authorize increased catchment is eerily similar to the last years of the cod fishery More study and monitoring of the populations and modeling of the productive capacity are needed to ensure that the current fishery is sustainable Government has not yet considered this a high priority More controls on fishers are required to support the sustainability of the fishery It takes information discussion courage and strong leadership to maintain a sustainable fishery Government depends on DFO staff to provide the information and to maintain good relationships with fishers to have any chance in leading the sector towards a sustainable future We need to continue to press elected officials and decision makers to do the right thing in the short term for success in the long term Vote on what issue you think is most important in Canadian fishery management Lobster Atlantic Tweet Recent Blog Posts Cod fishing shut

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/species/lobster (2015-04-05)
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  • Wild Pacific Salmon | Our Fish
    of wild salmon are in decline and fleet management and catch allocations have not kept pace Pressure to provide allocations for conservation First Nations commercial and recreational fisheries is very challenging There are also suspicions of illegal fishing Public confidence in DFO management of wild salmon is low as tools for predicting salmon returns are not always accurate Data on fish numbers and locations during all parts of the wild salmon s life cycle is incomplete making recommendations for management decisions challenging More work is needed in research and field studies to improve estimation and to build DFO s image as a competent fish stock manager Better models and more staff are needed to manage the fishing season allocation in order to free up our scientists to further study the populations and improve forecasting tools Vote on what issue you think is most important in Canadian fishery management Wild Pacific Salmon Pacific Tweet Recent Blog Posts Cod fishing shut down in large area of Gulf of Maine November 13 2014 For First Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC is Becoming a Poacher s Paradise A former fishery officer warns cuts hinder capacity to fight illegal fishers June 17

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/species/wild-pacific-salmon (2015-04-05)
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  • Lack of political will | Our Fish
    major problem These declines are a result of decreasing productivity of the aquatic ecosystems pollution and overfishing Productivity of the aquatic environments can be affected directly by decisions of elected officials to relax standards for industry or for a community seeking to dump waste into the environment Almost all pollutants dumped find its way into the aquatic environment The effects of pollution in a local area can be easily traced to such dumping A greater impact comes from the cumulative effects of dumping across all ecosystems over a long period of time These effects don t show up right away and can show up years after the dumping has stopped A classic example of this long term effect is climate change as a result of the introduction of green house gases into the atmosphere Another impact on fish stocks is overfishing Overfishing is a result of the economic drive by industry or communities and can be made worse by elected officials who fail to develop policies that will ensure fishing takes place at a pace that allows for sustainable fish stocks In practice policy decisions have been made to slow down harvest of one fish species but expand harvest of another which endangers both fish populations and other species Sustainable management decisions require good science research and political will to give weight to environmental issues which means at times delivering bad news to communities and industry We need to ensure that our decision makers make the hard choices for long term sustainability because once a fish population is seriously degraded recovery is always long and not always possible Lack of political will Tweet Recent Blog Posts Cod fishing shut down in large area of Gulf of Maine November 13 2014 For First Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/issues/lack-of-political-will (2015-04-05)
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  • Advocacy for science | Our Fish
    so depend on Our government and the people of Canada have invested many years into our experiential and empirical knowledge about fish stocks populations life cycles dependencies and interactions Who best to turn to when needed to make difficult decisions affecting lives of citizens the environment the carrying capacity for fish stocks and the impacts of additional resource uses The government and the public have turned to public sector workers and scientists as trusted sources of sound advice and the gold standard for science and opinion Government must take a stronger stand to protect the integrity of public science workers and their well reasoned scientific and experiential opinions and recommendations Only by standing by these dedicated individuals and using their expertise to manage our aquatic environment sustainably can government ensure that all Canadians will benefit Government must also fight against junk science which leads us away from the truth and impairs the flow of benefits that we can expect from aquatic resources Advocacy for science Tweet Recent Blog Posts Cod fishing shut down in large area of Gulf of Maine November 13 2014 For First Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC is Becoming a Poacher s Paradise A

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/issues/advocacy-for-science (2015-04-05)
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  • Central and Arctic | Our Fish
    find out what their respective issues and species are Central and Arctic Tweet Recent Blog Posts Cod fishing shut down in large area of Gulf of Maine November 13 2014 For First Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC is Becoming a Poacher s Paradise A former fishery officer warns cuts hinder capacity to fight illegal fishers June 17 2014 Canada lags in protecting oceans report June 2 2014

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/region/central-and-arctic (2015-04-05)
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  • Pacific | Our Fish
    Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC is Becoming a Poacher s Paradise A former fishery officer warns cuts hinder capacity to fight illegal fishers June 17 2014 Canada lags in protecting oceans report June 2 2014 B C First Nations urge federal government to implement Cohen recommendations May 30 2014 More Receive our E Newsletter Receive our e newsletter and stay in touch with all our news events

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/region/pacific (2015-04-05)
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  • Atlantic | Our Fish
    Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC is Becoming a Poacher s Paradise A former fishery officer warns cuts hinder capacity to fight illegal fishers June 17 2014 Canada lags in protecting oceans report June 2 2014 B C First Nations urge federal government to implement Cohen recommendations May 30 2014 More Receive our E Newsletter Receive our e newsletter and stay in touch with all our news events

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/region/atlantic (2015-04-05)
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  • Report from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC details the economic benefits of healthy, sustainable, fisheries | Our Fish
    1 invested in services delivered by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC returned an average of 24 in angler expenditures up from 21 in 2005 Read more at gofishbc com and download the report here pdf Add new comment Tweet Recent Blog Posts Cod fishing shut down in large area of Gulf of Maine November 13 2014 For First Nations salmon is life October 30 2014 BC is Becoming a

    Original URL path: http://ourfish.ca/report-freshwater-fisheries-society-of-bc-details-economic-benefits-of-healthy-sustainable-fisheries (2015-04-05)
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