New Fishing Doc Focuses On UFAWU President James Lawson
UFAWU-Unifor President James Lawson is the focus of a new documentary called Our Coast.
Directed by natural history film and TV researcher Ella Van Cleave, the film has been released as part of the Friday Harbour Film Festival.
“Our Coast paints a portrait of fisherman James Lawson’s life as he prepares for the upcoming fishing season and reflects on the experiences along British Columbia’s coast. Low fish stocks and a nefarious regulatory landscape that favors corporate interests over coastal communities are forcing many fishermen out of their livelihood. James hopes for a secure future where fish harvesters are valued for their knowledge of the marine ecosystems that support them.”
The documentary can be streamed online for $3.
PSC Holds “Effects of Climate on Marine Salmon Productivity” Seminar
On October 26, 2022, the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) held a web seminar on the “Effects of Climate on Marine Salmon Productivity,” featuring Dr. Jan Ohlberger (WDFW) and Dr. Brendan Connors (DFO).
This was the seventh in a series of virtual ZOOM seminars “intended to provide information on environmental
change, its effects on salmon across their life cycle, and salmon management from both western and indigenous
The event was only open to the “PSC Family.” However, a recording of the seminar and other PSC seminars are available on the PSC YouTube channel (watch below).
According to PSC, future seminars on potential topics such as:
• Freshwater habitat challenges
• Forecasting for environmental variation
• New management strategies for uncertain times
• Changes in salmon life history and productivity
• Hatchery and wild salmon interactions: what is and isn’t known?
• Adaptive management in a changing climate.
The next seminar will be held on November 30, 2022, and is entitled “Hatcheries and hatchery production.”
UFAWU-Unifor Calendar Coming Soon
UFAWU-UNIFOR is producing a 2023 wall calendar, showcasing commercial fishing vessels, harbours, and shoreside fish plants.
Calendars will be available for pre-order for delivery in time for Christmas.
The calendar will be available to both UFAWU-Unifor members and non-members.