How do we restore the herring population?
In November 2019 First Nations and environmental organizations from around the Salish Sea met in Saanichton to discuss the restoration of the Sea’s distinct herring populations, and to collaborate on strategies to bring vitality back to communities for whom herring was a foundational species. The Bowen Island Conservancy was represented by our Board Member, Bob Turner (Bob has made another on of his beautiful videos about the herring spawning off Hornby Island).
Over the coming months, efforts will continue to oppose commercial herring fisheries in the Strait of Georgia. You can learn more about why this is the case by reading the notes from the event, and by watching this YouTube video. A Press Release was issued in mid-December which provides additional information.
As well, you may read the letter that’s been sent, signed by 70 conservation and marine tourism organizations, to the Federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Bernadette Jordan, asking for the commercial herring fishery to be suspended.
Latest news and events
- 10-Jan: Letter to DFO requesting cessation of the Strait of George Herring Fishery
- 27-Nov: Annual General Meeting
- 14-Nov: 2021 Biodiversity Project/Species Census Report
- 06-Nov: Letter to DFO concerning the Herring Fishery Plans
- 28-Sep: A decision this Fall on non-motorized use of Mt. Gardner?
- 26-Jul: Camping at Cape Roger Curtis
- 24-Jul: Get involved with the Bowen Island Biodiversity Project!
- 01-Dec: Letter to DFO concerning the Herring Fishery
- 2020 Annual General Meeting
- 16-Oct: Our waterfront conservation area at Cape Roger Curtis is happening