B.C. Wildlife Federation Region 8 – Fisheries Committee Bulletin Board
2009 – 2016 BCWF REGION 8 FISHERIES COMMITTEE PLANS:
01. Continue sharing practical & timely fish, fishing (angling) & fish habitat information among BCWF Region 8 clubs & members.
02. Continue to develop & refine fisheries committee “feedback” contacts with each BCWF Region 8 club.
03. Take action, as directed, focusing on BCWF Region 8 volunteer members fish, fishing (angling) & fish habitat concerns and interests.
04. Support completion of integrated watershed management plans (water use plans – especially water for fish) in BCWF Region 8 (Okanagan – Kettle – Similkameen – Shuswap basins).
05. Support BC Water Act review and revision – especially groundwater legislation, water for fish and vigorous on the ground enforcement.
Kokanee Fishing Seminar Presentation by Danny Coyne
Pike Management Program Report
Okanagan Salmon Community Initiative
Oceola Fish & Game Club Youth Ice Fishing Day – Idabel Lake Jan 25th
In depth article about the Kokanee spawning number and results for 2013; posted on Castanet.
An excellent article about the threats of the acid rock drainage to the Pennask Rainbow Trout Fishery.
Courtesy of the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation
Tara White, R.P.Bio
Senior Fisheries Biologist
Ministry of Natural Resource Operations
Attention Bull Trout Anglers
The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed Bull Trout, South Coast British Columbia and Western Arctic Populations, as Special Concern. These populations are now being considered for listing as Special Concern under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). At this stage, it is important for the public to learn more about the populations and to provide input before a listing decision is finalized. Your input is valuable to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and will inform recommendations and decisions on the listing of these populations.
Link to Provide Feedback
A great article created in collaboration with numerous stakeholders that share concerns about the Kettle & Granby River.
Any excellent overview report on the Central Okanagan Lakes and the declining Kokanee counts.