Pilot Herring Seine Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Proposal

August 23, 2018

Critique: Sharing the Benefits

August 23, 2018

Problems / Solutions Fishermen speak out

January 28, 2018

More Fish

January 27, 2018

New Fishers Old Fishers

January 26, 2018

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January 27, 2018

Problem:  Commercial Fishermen need access to more fish


  • More enhancement facilities to produce salmon in areas where we can harvest them –

  • use them as production facilities – fill all hatcheries to capacity (government needs to renew its commitment...

January 26, 2018

Problem: Young people are not seeing fishing as a career.

Retiring fishermen cannot sell licenses/quota at a reasonable income for retirement.


  • Attract young fishermen by lower costs to get into fishing.

  • License banks (like NNFC or NFA) where new fish...

January 24, 2018

Problem: all fisheries need better resource management


Resource management needs to

reflect the interests of

communities, fishermen, tendermen and shoreworkers

  • Open and transparent meetings

  • Meetings need to be near the communities they are impacting

  • ...

January 21, 2018

Problem:  Fishermen are not united – there are few strong fish harvester organizations left.


  • Provincially mandated fishermen’s organizations

    • Different Atlantic provinces have different legislation mandating fish harvesters organizations

    • BC'...

January 18, 2018

Problem:  Active fishermen are not represented.  Investors are represented - who may have different goals than active fishermen.


  • Seafood Alliance purports to represent 95% of license holders. It represents the interests of investors not active...

January 17, 2018

Problem:  First Nations and commercial fish harvesters need to work together to benefit ALL commercial fisheries.


  • Need to develop an agreed upon a common Coastal Fisheries Strategy with First Nations/Communities/Owner-operators/NNFC/Native Brotherhood/othe...

January 16, 2018

Problem:  enforcement of habitat regulations and predator threat control need to occur  


  • Habitat restoration (fisheries / forestry renewal)

    • Community e...

January 12, 2018

Problem: it is very difficult to work with other sectors when we are always under attack 


  • Sports – fishermen need to identify common areas of concern

  • Develop positive relationships by working with different sectors at other tables such as:

    • Mar...

January 10, 2018

Problem The public is not educated on fish matters:     Economic Social and Biological-  How do we counter misinformation?


  • Educate, educate, educate

    • Participate in community events

    • salmon in classrooms

    • local...

January 7, 2018

Problem:  DFO is negotiating Treaty provisions and Marine Zoning Arrangements with some First Nations without meaningful consultations with the commercial fleet.


  • The fleet must be able to meet directly with the DFO and Province to discuss impacts​.

  • ...
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