Représentations 0192-MINARD

Déposant : Jack Minard

Communauté : Courtenay

Déposé le : Septembre 15, 2010

Résumé :
L’évaluation des stocks est sous-financée depuis beaucoup trop longtemps. Or, c’est la seule activité qui permet de recueillir l’information nécessaire pour décider des mesures à prendre pour le rétablissement, la reconstitution et la mise en valeur des stocks, sans parler des lieux de pêche.

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Dear Cohen Commission,

My comment for the Commission is simple. How can we manage what we don't measure?

If we knew how many sockeye smolts left the Fraser River each year this would give us something to go on. Without this information we simply will never know if it is survival issues in the more and more impacted freshwater system or the same old catch all when we don't know "ocean survival".

Stock assessment has been underfunded for far too long and is the only activity that will provide the information upon which to base any action for restoration, rehabilitation or stock enhancement let alone a fishery. All our hopes are held within the Wild Salmon Policy which is also hampered by a lack of will/resources to fund the information gathering to actually make it work.

Please include this in any recommendations put forward. We must measure what we propose to manage. We are dealing with a plethora of variables and complex systems that require resources to measure.

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Nom: Bruce Probert

Date de création: November 3, 2010

I would like to offer my support for what I consider to be One of the priority issues that absolutely needs to be addressed asap.

a baseline, (control ) to provide a ' yardstick ' or balance point on a scale.
Zero baseline to ensure a standardized method of measure to compare future data as aquired Thank you
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