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Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of May 16

Well said Mark, I agree!

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Posted by Deant on 05/20/2019 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of May 16

I like eating salmon that is not farmed. A compromise would be reducing the catch to 1 from 2 and maintaining jobs.

I still do not understand you opposition to sportfishing when you know it has such little impact but many economic benefits.
We are going in circles and I am done with this conversation, Ciao!

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Posted by Deant on 05/16/2019 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of May 16

You unwillingness to answer my question Bruce speaks volumes, you are unable. Not all chinook populations are on the decline and you feel that even if there was one per day allowed and we had a combined .25% impact on the species of concern that the loss of income and jobs for those is worthwhile? The impact on the Chinook is next to nothing but you should ask the charter fisherman, tackle business owners and anyone who relies on the industry what they think. Sometimes a compromise is what is required to solve an issue but I think you see that people's livelihood is of little consequence. You really feel that people should have seen this total ban coming and walked away from their business?? I am not involved in the business side of fishing at all, I am purley a recreational fisherman who loves being out and enjoys eating fresh salmon, I just feel this ban is overreaction.

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Posted by Deant on 05/16/2019 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of May 16


Steelhead are a species at risk with most populations in decline so anglers understand that and if they choose to fish that species the do it knowing that retention is not part of fishing. With Chinook it is completely different because many runs are healthy and WE TAKE LESS THAN 1%!
Why is Howe sound closed when 0% of the fish are early run chinook? Why, when we have so little impact on the population at risk do we not allow 1 per day so people's livelihoods are not affected so badly?
It seems that you have taken this conversation about Chinook populations and turned it into a conservative slamming environmental issue.
I answered your question so please answer mine....Why when we represented less than 1% of the catch of the species at risk when were were taking 2 fish would it not make sense to allow 1 per day to maintain the industry to those who rely on it, or to allow families like mine who simply do not want to eat farmed salmon go get a fresh chinook for a BBQ?
Dean Terry

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Posted by Deant on 05/16/2019 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of May 16


Despite your claim that climate change is decimating the salmon population consider that there is only one run at risk right now, the early upper fraser chinook run. Many other runs and species are doing just fine, in fact I have never seen the fishing better. My issue is not the climate change issue as that is a very large and different issue than the Liberals playing politics with fishing. The government allowed a commercial herring fishing just before closing it for sport fishing, what do you think Chinook eat? There are WAY too many seals/sea lions. they were traditionally harvested and since they have become a protected species they are overwhelming the salmon population.
I will say once again, we take well under 1% of the species at risk but contribute to 9000 jobs and over A billion dollars in the economy. If this is the way the liberals govern I will say good riddance!

Dean Terry

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Posted by Deant on 05/16/2019 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor for the week of May 16


I don't like how you trivialize the impact of this on people's lives, especially when the DFO's own science says sportfisherman take well under 1% of the species at risk. There are businesses hurting badly, and people's lives affected negatively for less that 1% and you seem to take glee in it?.... I look at catch and release like getting in your car, driving 100 miles to go to a restaurant just to take a picture of your meal and drive back. It would be different if we were shut out of fishing because we were really making a difference to the population, because all the fisherman I know are really conservationists who get involved in protecting fishing for future generations. You talk with your mouth too full of farmed salmon.

Dean Terry

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Posted by Deant on 05/16/2019 at 9:18 AM

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