Fish harvesters across British Columbia are supportive of recommendations within a new report by the provincial government’s Wild Salmon Advisory Council.
“Salmon stocks are vital to thousands of jobs on the B.C. coast,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The government now has an action plan to guide policy-making for years to come.”
The Council, assembled by the B.C. government in June 2018, published its report containing a multitude of strategies to achieve the goals of increasing the size of wild salmon stocks, encouraging community engagement, and guaranteeing local economic benefit.
“Salmon stocks require an active government that protects habitat and regulates the industry so that local fishing communities can benefit from this resource,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Regional Director. “British Columbia’s salmon stocks don’t exist for the sole benefit of aging billionaires.”
2018 is the International Year of the Salmon.