Attention BC Commercial Herring Fishermen, HIAB Representatives, and DFO Herring Managers:
Nuu-chah-nulth Nations are encouraged by the low selection by gillnet fishermen for choosing WCVI as a fishing area. It seems like BC Herring Fishermen share Nuu-chah-nulth, some industry, and some DFO staff concerns that there are not enough WCVI herring to conduct viable gillnet and seine roe fisheries in 2014.
We attach again our open letter to BC Herring Fishermen requesting that they DO NOT select – or reselect – WCVI as their herring fishing area in 2014.
Please share this post and letter to BC Commercial Herring Fishermen before the area reselection takes place this afternoon (February 5, 1:00 – 4:00 pm).
Don Hall, Uu-a-thluk Program Manager