Fish forum aims to net locals

The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia will host an open house in Port Hardy.

  • Nov. 15, 2012 5:00 p.m.

PORT HARDY—The Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia will host an open house in Port Hardy Sunday, Nov. 18, to gather the views of local anglers on the recreational fishery in B.C.

The open house, scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, is one of several being hosted by SFI in the province leading up to its annual Policy Conference and fundraiser gala in Richmond Dec. 6.

Topics at Sunday’s open house include issues that affect local anglers and sport fishing opportunities on North Vancouver Island, including chinook, halibut, catch monitoring, guide certification and more.

SFI representatives will give an overview of activities and provide relevant information while seeking input from the public.

The open house is free to attend and all are welcome.

The nonprofit FSI also hopes to garner support for its approval of an increase in halibut allocation to the recreational sector from 12 per cent to 15 per cent, a quota battle being waged currently in Federal Court. SFI, along with the B.C. Wildlife Federation, has been granted responder status in the court hearing.

Those interested in attending the SFI Policy Conference and/or the Big Splash gala fundraiser Dec. 6 at the River Rock Resort and Casino in Richmond can visit www.sportfishing.bc.ca for updates, information and to register.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIDEO: A young Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

North Island students are back in class, sitting six-feet apart

School District 85 schools reopened June 1 for students who want to come in person

Universal basic income is a good thing

‘I’ve always loved change, so I’m rooting for a different way of life altogether’

Port Hardy school sending food home to students in need

Hunger doesn’t take the weekend — or a pandemic — off

Telegraph Cove Resort will open June 1 to self-contained campers only

Washrooms, showers and all other amenities will remain closed for now

VIDEO: A young Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

COVID-19 birthday drive-by celebrations snuffed out in Island community

Bylaw officer visit with threats of a fine mean parade trucks taken off the road

Vancouver Island Regional Libraries to offer ‘takeout’ style services

VIRL will offer the service on a branch-by-branch basis

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School pioneers thermal imaging in school reopening

Private school is first in B.C. to use new tech post-COVID-19

Investigators probe death of CN employee at Surrey rail yard

Transportation Safety Board is investigating an ‘occurrence that took place during switching operations’

Most Read