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 […]

Response to the David Suzuki Foundation On Halibut

David Suzuki Foundation Press Release

As a coastal resident that uses this resource to feed my family I was floored by the comments made. I could not believe what I read so I called Scott Wallace who’s name is on the bottom of the letter and ask for clarification. I questioned him about how 88% […]