Fisheries Policy

FISHERIES POLICY refers to government policies affecting the management of the fisheries resource: the timing of the harvest, the size of the catches and the benefits deriving from them (see FISHING, COMMERCIAL). Although the province has enjoyed substantial fisheries on other species, particularly HERRING and HALIBUT, the story of fisheries management in BC is basically the story of the SALMON fishery. Fish purchased from aboriginal harvesters supported a profitable salted salmon operation at...

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