Submitter: Kim Gye
Community: Brentwood Bay
Date Submitted: June 20, 2010
It is concerning that scientists currently or recently associated with DFO are investigating the disappearance of Fraser River sockeye. The public needs to be reassured that the commission will be free of influence from those who might suffer from an impartial look into this issue.
I am 51 years old and have lived on this coast all my life. I spent 8 years through the late 70's and early 80's as a sport fishing guide in the central coast and Johnstone Strait areas. I have also fished the lower island areas considerably. My concern is in light of the demise of the east coast fishery on the watch of DFO, how can it be helpful in this investigation to have current or recently affiliated scientists of the D.F.O investigate the disappearance of the sockeye that occurred on their own watch as it were? I think the public needs to be reassurred that this is an investigation free of influence from those who might suffer from the outcome of an impartial look into this issue. Even so, I am like so many others, hopeful of an honest and useful discovery of what occurred.