For those of you who know me, your well aware that I am very involved with the political side of our fisheries.
Part of my Director duties for the Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association is to go to many high level meetings involving First Nations, Government and user groups. It’s a thankless job but imperative to staying knowledgeable and giving input for recommendations on fisheries. In many cases, fighting for opportunity.
It always make me laugh when I hear people complain about one issue or another but they do nothing about it. I can say over the last 9 years, I can count on one hand the guys who have been going to these high level meetings, dedicating significant time to fight for not only rec anglers but other guiding companies, that we actually are competing against.
Recently, a lobby group like nothing before has been formed to fight for the recreational angler. This is the most important group I’ve been apart of because we have been losing our opportunity to fish the Fraser as rec anglers have seen significant decrease over the years set by DFO.
See HERE for article in the Chilliwack Progress.
Anyone who fishes the Fraser, makes a living off the fisheries, from guides, hotels to gas stations and so on, you need to pay attention to this ongoing issue. Our heritage as many of you know, is slipping away.
We will be seeking donations to keep this group together and fighting. If your interested in helping please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and Stay tuned.