2019 Selective Fishing Forum

On March 13th, 2019, the BC Wildlife Federation hosted one day forum on selective fishing methods on the lower Fraser River. The forum delivered a technical workshop to provide current information and long term benefits of various sustainable fishing methods.

The full presentations can be watched below.

Speakers included: 

David Welch – is president & founder of Kintama Research Services Ltd., and the architect of the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking project (POST™).

Brian Riddell – worked for 30 years in research and management positions in Science Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans; where he co-authored Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (2005), and provided science advice to the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Dr. Rick Taylor – professor of Zoology, Director of the Fish Collection and Director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.

Bob Hooton – entered into the fisheries management arena in 1971. A career path in the employ of the provincial government took him from pre-strip mining assessments of Elk Valley streams in the East Kootenays to a range of fish habitat protection endeavours directed by the Fish and Wildlife Branch.

Dr. Katrina Cook – recently completed her PhD in the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Laboratory at the University of British Columbia.  Her research broadly aims to understand the latent and immediate consequences of anthropogenic stressors to fish, but she is particularity interested in the interactive effects of fishery capture for non-target Pacific salmon.

Adrian Tuohy –  is a biologist and project manager with the non-profit Wild Fish Conservancy. Adrian has managed Wild Fish Conservancy’s three-year evaluation of pound nets for stock-selective harvest in the lower Columbia River.

Karl English – has spent most of his 38 year fisheries career with LGL Limited studying salmon and implementing studies to improve the quality and quantity of information available for the management and assessment of Pacific salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. Mr. English has conducted fisheries projects throughout B.C., and in Washington State, California, Alaska and the Yukon.

Fin Donnelly – has been the MP for Port Moody—Coquitlam since 2009 (previously named New Westminster-Coquitlam) and is the NDP’s Critic for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard. He is the founding co-chair of the All-Party Oceans Caucus and the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

You can watch the full presentations on our Youtube Channel.

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