An open letter to the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs regarding Roe Herring Fisheries in 2015

This letter responds to the UBCIC letter of March 25, 2015, which opposes 2015 commercial roe herring fisheries. British Columbia herring stocks are intensively managed, with strong peer-reviewed science and a conservative harvest policy. Recent assessment information indicates that herring stocks in areas identified by First Nations have rebounded to fishable levels of abundance. In planning 2015 fisheries, the Department of Fisheries has adopted a precautionary management approach, limiting harvests in these areas to one-half the level,,, Read the rest here 11:15