Topics of Interest

Privatization of Resource Puts Public Fishery in Jeopardy

BCWF Press Release February 20, 2009

Vancouver – “The decision of past federal Ministers of Fisheries to restrict the public fishery to a mere 12% of the total allowable catch (TAC) of halibut for the recreational fishery will result in significant reductions in limits and fishing time for anglers in 2009. This decision will […]

Halibut: The Executive Study

History – ITQ or “ Defined Shares”

1) For reasons of safety at sea and market stability for commercial fishermen, DFO introduced an individual vessel quota system (IVQ) some years ago in which each license holder received a share of the Canadian Total Allowable Catch (TAC) based on the average of his/her landings over a […]

GOABC: Economic Viability Paper

Paper presented to the Ministry of Environment by the Guide-Outfitters Association of BC.

The Guide Outfitter Industry in British Columbia_Challenges and New Opportunities

A Summary of the New Provincial Allocation Policies and Procedures

The BC Ministry of Environment defines allocation as:

Allocation is the process by which the available harvest of a particular wildlife population is divided amongst consumptive users, after the rights of First Nations have been considered.

The Ministry of Environment has recently updated its policy on the allocation of wildlife harvests, but it is not […]

Sheep on LEH: GOABC tries to throw resident hunters under the bus

The Guide-outfitters Association of BC (GOABC) has requested that the government put all resident sheep hunting opportunities across the Province on LEH (a draw system) or remove all guide-outfitter quotas. This move could put sheep populations at serious risk or it would throw resident hunters under the bus. Either way this is the latest attack […]