Tag Archives: herring roe fishery

Haida Nation threatens legal challenge if federal authorities open herring roe fishery

The Haida Nation says the  is considering opening a large commercial fishery this year in the community on the north coast. Haida Nation president Peter Lantin says herring stocks have not rebuilt enough to support the opening, saying department’s management process flawed. Read the rest here 15:49

DFO ‘fudging the numbers,’ unprecedented court injunction has barred Department of Fisheries and Oceans from opening commercial fishery off Vancouver Island

fisheries_and_oceansAn unprecedented court injunction has barred the Department of Fisheries and Oceans from opening a commercial fishery off Vancouver Island after a judge concluded DFO was “fudging the numbers” and that the federal minister declared it open against her own bureaucrats’ advice. Read more here  globeandmail  22:41

Barney Dudoward and Wally Piatocka, with a combined 100 years fishing don’t hold back their critisizm of DFO. Good on you guys!

7249parksvilleWEBfishermen1-jh-mar4Two septuagenarians will be packing tonnes of herring into the hold of their vessel this week, just like they’ve been doing every year for more than three decades. Wally Piatocka, 79, and Barney Dudoward, 70, will once again be part of the herring roe fishery on the waters off Parksville Qualicum Beach, which opened Wednesday for gillnetters. Read more here  pqbnews.com mage credit: JOHN HARDING PHOTO  15:03

EDITORIAL: DFO needs to listen to oldtimers  Read more here