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Enforcement of habitat regulations and predator threat control need to occur.
- Habitat restoration (fisheries / forestry renewal)
- Community education on value of commercial industry in protecting habitat –
- Building community / government support using the idea that wild salmon protection is important to communities – we need to talk about the positive benefits of shoreworkers and fishermen to social and economic wellbeing of our communities
- Habitat protection and enforcement of regulations –
- Pesticide spraying
- Estuary protection
- Predator control – seals / sea lions
- Starting to get biological agreement that choices have to be made – to control predators so that seals/s-lions remain as predators but people are also included as predators.
- Transient killer whales train chinook orcas to eat seals
- Fish farm control/elimination
- DFO needs to inspect Large Projects for habitat infractions
- DFO needs more habitat (conservation) officers
- DFO needs to enforce sports – also need to develop a proper sports fishing survey in every area heavily fished – sports fleet has poorest data
- Undercover operations to identify if the creel surveys are accurate
- Send people home out of fishery for the day for infractions