Submitter: Derek Nickel
Community: Campbell River
Date Submitted: June 24, 2010
The commission should use research that has been conducted by renowned and trustworthy people such as Dr. Richard Beamish. Flimsy, weak, biased or highly scrutinized work should be ignored. Foreign funding from interest groups, such as the Alaskan fishing industry, should be monitored and regulated.
I would like to see an open minded broad spectrum enquiry without bias. I would like to see it based off of and follow meaningful research that has been conducted by renowned and trustworthy people such as Dr. Richard Beamish. DFO lists some of his achievements, “Dr. Beamish has been honoured with a number of awards including the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and recently became the first foreign scientist to be made an honorary member of the fisheries laboratory TINRO in Vladivostok, Russia. He has published over 350 articles with about half in peer reviewed journals.” Research that is used in this enquiry needs to come from sources such as this, I would be disappointed to see flimsy, weak, bias, and highly scrutinized work have a place in such an important case. As well, all foreign funding from interest groups should be monitored and regulated to reduce bias from the receivers of the funds, for example anyone linked to the Alaskan fishing industry. These are just some of the things that I think could help the enquiry get off to a level and solid base.