Déposant : Puntledge River Restoration Committee
Communauté : Comox
Déposé le : Août 28, 2010
La lettre ci-jointe du Puntledge River Restoration Committee explique l’impact des phoques sur les stocks de saumon de la rivière Puntledge. Elle laisse entendre qu’ils pourraient être une cause du déclin des populations de saumon rouge du Fraser et demande au MPO de les éliminer ou de les relocaliser pour empêcher que sa population ne décline plus encore.
The Puntledge River Restoration Committee is a government/ private organization which has been concerned with the effect of seal predation on salmon stocks for many years, in the Puntledge River specifically but in Georgia Strait in general. The Committee has written letters of protest to the various Ministers and Prime Ministers over the years calling for action, but has had very little or no response. We see a cull or removal of seals as absolutely necessary. The Environmental Council has also written similarly, and also the B.C. Wildlife Federation. Recently our local newspaper ran a poll which got a heavy voter response and came out with a result of 93% calling for a seal cull. By way of submission, I send by attachment below a copy of my recent letter to Prime Minister Harper which is mostly about the Puntledge and DFO, , but which I think also is relevant to the sockeye. Roy Fussell, Chair, Puntledge River Restoration Committee.