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Fisheries

Conservative

  • Prioritize stock assessments, stock recovery planning, & enforcement of catch limits, incorporating climate change risks.
  • Work w/ Indigenous rights-holders & commercial harvesters to develop management plans.
  • Create a Seafood Development Agency.
  • Develop a Pacific Salmon Strategy.

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NDP

  • Fully implement Cohen Commission recommendations.
  • Work with BC and First Nations to support transition to land-based closed-containment systems.
  • Allocate resources to fisheries on the principles of adjacency, historic dependence, and sustainability, while respecting Indigenous rights.
  • Invest in habitat restoration & rebuilding fish stocks.
  • Improve response to oil spills & derelict vessels.

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Green

  • Support Nation-to-Nation engagement on managing shared marine resources to avoid disputes on fisheries law.
  • Allocate funding to fill knowledge gaps for stocks.
  • Complete rebuilding plans by 2024 for the 26 stocks currently in the critical zone.
  • Entrench owner-operator & fleet separation policies in the Fisheries Act.
  • Implement recommendations of the Standing Committee on Fisheries & Oceans report.

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