Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A community-based fishery the goal of organizers of a community forum next week

With fishermen and north coast communities facing unprecedented challenges to their industry, a community based group is seeking to look for answers to the many challenges that are already here, or looming on the horizon.

Towards that goal, Eco Trust Canada and the TBuck Suzuki Foundation are hosting a community forum on Wednesday, December 4th at 7 PM at Northwest Community College.

An evening designed to explore the prospects for a community-based fishery management and how it might apply on the North Coast.

Featured in the night will be two presentations:

One a talk by Arthur Bull, a Fisheries Policy Analyst with Ecotrust Canada, who will speak to lessons learned from community based management structures in other part of Canada and around the world.

The second, a presentation from Des Nobels of the TBuck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, who will review a report that shows the intrinsic value of fisheries to our communities.

In addition to the presentations, there will be a roundtable discussion on how community based fisheries management could provide the region with opportunities.

The evening is organized under the title of Charting Our Own Course and comes to Prince Rupert just as DFO is conducting its post-season review of fisheries issues.

Those that wish to learn more about the evening can contact Eco-Trust Canada at 250-624-4191 for more information.

Update: Some of the coverage of the session can be found below

Dec 5-- CFTK--  Fisheries Forum in Prince Rupert well Attended
Dec 5-- CFTK -- Prince Rupert Fishery (video)

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