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INFORMATION BULLETIN

2011NRO0004-000199
March 7, 2011

Ministry of Natural Resource Operations

 

 

NO CHANGES TO SKEENA STEELHEAD REGULATIONS

 

SMITHERS – The Province has opted to maintain the current regulations in the Skeena River Steelhead Fishery for 2011-13 pending the outcome of a tourism and economic impacts study.

 

Since 2007, the Province has consulted with stakeholders under the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy. By consulting with resident anglers, guides, First Nations, local community and business leaders and non-resident anglers, the Province has developed a thorough understanding of stakeholder concerns around the steelhead fishery. 

 

What remains to be investigated is the economic and tourism impacts of any possible regulation change. That is why the Province is conducting a study of those impacts to inform the next set of regulation changes for the 2013-15 angling seasons.

 

For more information on recommendations for angling management plans, visit: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/skeena/qws/

 

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Media Contact:

 

David Currie

Public Affairs Officer

Ministry of Natural Resource Operations

250 356-5621

 

 

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