Adventures by HIP July 29th Facebook Post “It’s time to take the rods out of the water”

The Public Fishery Alliance rebukes unsubstantiated erroneous opinion posted on the Facebook Page of Adventures by HIP on July 29th, 2021.  The lesson here is … no longer can these characters blindly spout uninformed anti-fishing rhetoric without fear of being called out. Your Facebook post has come to the attention of the directors of the … Read More»

Invalid ENGO Attack on the Public Fishery Debunked

Once again a representative of an Environmental Non-Government Organization (ENGO) has taken an unwarranted and misleading swipe at the BC Public fishery under the guise of conservation concerns for Pacific salmon. This time it was Jeffrey Young who is a science and policy analyst for the David Suzuki Foundation. His comments appear in a July … Read More»

Don’t Let BC’s Public Salmon Fishery Be Dismantled

Based on the May 14th decision to again reject the very modest SFAB Chinook retention fishing proposal, Minister of Fisheries Bernadette Jordan is overseeing the dismantling of the Public Salmon Fishery in BC.  Now, for a third straight year, much of Southern BC is locked into non retention of Chinook salmon from April through July.  … Read More»

One of the most significant decisions in the history of BC’s Public Fishery will be delivered on April 1st

The PFA needs your help – Please watch and share this important video via email and social media Perhaps the most significant decision in the history of the Public Fishery in BC, is quickly approaching. On April 1st 2021, we will find out if this is the beginning of a brand-new chapter, driven by data … Read More»

PFA to Minister Jordan – Open BC’s Public Chinook Fisheries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, BC – March 17th, 2021– Pacific Region, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (DFO) have prepared the Southern BC Chinook: Fishing Proposal Evaluation (Feb 22, 2021), which confirms the 2020 Sport Fishing Advisory Board Chinook retention requests made on behalf of the Public fishery, were both sustainable and within conservation … Read More»

“Hatcheries are a vital tool in salmon recovery, not a target for removal.” PFA Response to David Suzuki’s “The easy way can lead to disaster”

In a perfect world Dr. Suzuki’s “The easy way can lead to disaster” article, which focuses on everything that is wrong with hatcheries, would make sense because the obvious question would then be: Why do we need them?

Re: Liberal Government’s Unwarranted Devastation of B.C.’s Public Salmon Fishery

The Public Fishery Alliance continues to take a stand against the Liberal Government and their unwarranted devastation of the BC Public Salmon Fishery. For the past two years, their actions have had devastating consequences for our Public fishery. Many hard-working Canadians in the public fishing sector are now without jobs and the infrastructure that supports … Read More»