Red herring? Facing off over the sustainability of B.C.’s herring fishery

Calls for a last-minute moratorium are intensifying as the start of Pacific herring season in the Straight of Georgia approaches on Nov.24. Concerns are resurfacing among some citizens as they fear the potential impact of these fisheries on the province’s herring stock. According to Jim Shortreed, a Victoria-based herring enhancement volunteer, these numbers are unsustainable. When asked what would be the ideal biomass, the marine specialist couldn’t define the exact number. Ronnie Chickite, elected Chief of the region’s We Wai Kai Nation and herring fisherman with nearly three decades of experience, disagreed with Dixon’s assessment. >>click to read<< 08:52

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