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Release of Draft 2015/16 Northern and Southern B.C. Salmon IFMPs for Consultation

By SportfishingBC, 🕔Fri, Mar 6th, 2015


  


Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject:  

Salmon - Release of Draft 2015/16 Northern and Southern B.C. Salmon IFMPs for Consultation The Department has released the 2015/16 draft Northern and Southern B.C. Salmon Integrated Fishery Management Plans (IFMPS) for comment. Deadline for comments is April 13th, 2015. To obtain an electronic or hardcopy for review, please contact Kelly Binning at Kelly.Binning@dfo-mpo.gc.ca or 604-666-3935.

The draft plans set out the policy framework that guides decision making, general objectives relating to management of stocks of concern, enhancement and enforcement, as well as decision guidelines for a range of fisheries. Plans for First Nations, recreational and commercial fisheries and post-season evaluations from the 2014 fishing season are also included. A number of key changes have been highlighted in the draft IFMPs for comment and discussion. During March and April, the Department will be meeting with First Nations and recreational, commercial and environmental groups to seek further feedback on the draft IFMPs as part of the IFMP consultation process. Comments may also be provided in writing via mail addressed to: DFO - Salmon Team, Suite 200 – 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3S4 or via email to Kelly.Binning@dfo-mpo.gc.ca or to the local DFO office in your area.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kelly Binning 604-666-3935. Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0167 Sent March 6, 2015 at 11:14 Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca


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