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All fisheries need better resource management.
- Resource management needs to reflect the interests of communities, fishermen, tendermen and shoreworkers
- Open and transparent meetings
- Meetings need to be near the communities they are impacting
- Stock assessment– better –
- stream walking – more guardians –
- Use of drones instead of walking in some areas
- Utilize First Nations’ stream counting reports if DFO not doing
- Fishermen participate in stream walking
- Need offshore assessment fisheries to determine run size
- Fishermen should understand / agree on methodology before DFO uses models to determine TAC in any fishery
- need a ‘fishermen’s biologist’ to assist fishermen in debates with DFO or other sectors. They all have their own staff biologists
- DFO needs more staff –
- need enough C&P so that we are not closed to a lack of fisheries patrolmen / – more guardians –
- more managers
- Stable fish management (same people stay in the position in )
- Round tables everywhere
- Can use outside fishery for in-season assessment of run size (eg Barkley Sound). Fisheries can occur sooner not rely on in-river assessments after the fish has gone by.
- Industry pays royalty for stream assessment