|Prince Rupert based fishing vessels have not had many |
opportunities to bring in a catch this season.
In response, UFAWU-Unifor has released a petition to try
and effect some change to Federal fishery policies
The union that represents Fisherman and Shoreworkers in British Columbia has launched a petition drive to call attention to its concerns over recent moves by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that they don't address the problems of the salmon fishery in the province.
Making note of the 79 wild salmon fisheries recently closed by DFO, the petition which is available on line provides for four key elements that UFAWU-Unifor would like to see the federal government address:
The four elements include:
Take immediate steps to produce more wild salmon by protecting and restoring salmon habitat, reducing fishing pressure on wild salmon by increasing hatchery fish for harvest in First Nation, sports and commercial fisheries and reducing known pinniped threats. -