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WCVI ROUNDTABLES

ABOUT THE ROUNDTABLES

The Salmon Roundtables were created by First Nations, commercial fishers, and sport fishers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to promote a more streamlined, multi-interest, co-management process related to salmon harvest planning and management at a local level. Harvest Roundtables are connected to Stewardship Roundtables and local stewardship groups to address research, restoration, and enhancement in a comprehensive manner.

Presently there are Roundtables in Areas 22 (Cheewaht), 23 (Barkley), 24 (Clayoquot), 25 (Nootka), and 26 (Kyuquot).

"These tables are successful in managing very complicated fisheries."

“I would like to acknowledge the spirit of cooperation exhibited by all parties. Even when there were conflicts there always seemed to be an effort to search for solutions.”

“I think this approach is absolutely essential to sustainability of the stocks and the interests of the parties.”

Area 23 Members

I feel the Roundtables are a good way to inform people and come to consensus on issues in relation to salmon. Roundtable meetings should be organized in each management region/zone and all levels of Canada/BC governments should be involved in some way.

CONTACT WCVI ROUNDTABLES

Facilitator - Tawney Lem, West Coast Aquatic

Area 25 Member