Consultation on Pacific wild salmon policy draft implementation plan

Current status: Open

Informed by the recommendations from the 2011 Gardner Pinfold review and the 2012 Cohen Commission that an implementation plan would make the Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) more effective, we are currently collaborating and consulting on developing a draft five year WSP implementation plan.

Phase 3 (fall 2017) involves consulting broadly with Indigenous groups, stakeholders and other interested parties across BC and Yukon on the draft implementation plan. Feedback will help shape the final document and may be provided until December 15, 2017 in a number of ways including using our online form.

Latest activity

  • Phase 2 (spring-summer 2017)
    Work undertaken to develop a draft implementation plan. Key partners, including the BC First Nations’ Salmon Coordinating Committee, the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee, the Province of BC and the Pacific Salmon Foundation, worked with DFO and offered ideas and advice in developing the initial draft plan.
  • Phase 1 (fall-spring 2016-17)
    Introductory discussions with parties across BC and Yukon to understand interests and set up the process.

Why

Important WSP-related work has been undertaken since the Wild Salmon Policy was released, however, DFO’s wild salmon-related activities have not been recorded in one place, nor has there been a commitment to annual reporting on progress towards the WSP goal.

We recognize that the goal of the WSP cannot be achieved by DFO alone, and that success depends on working in coordination and collaboration with others

Who

This consultation is looking for comments from members of the public, across BC and Yukon.

What

The purpose of this consultation is to ask for feedback and comments on:

After the fall 2017 consultation sessions, a final draft will be developed and submitted for approval. It is expected to be released publically in 2018. Following this release, there will be annual reporting on implementation progress to ensure that activities to restore and maintain wild Pacific salmon remain current and to ensure continuous improvement over time.

When and where

To ensure wide geographic reach and opportunities for contribution, DFO has scheduled consultation sessions in 12 communities across BC and Yukon:

Date Province/Territory City Meeting Detail
November 30, 2017 Yukon Whitehorse Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations and Renewable Resource Councils
November 29, 2017 Yukon Whitehorse Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee and Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board Best Western Gold Rush Inn, 411 Main Street
2:00 – 4:00pm
November 29, 2017 Yukon Whitehorse Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Best Western Gold Rush Inn, 411 Main Street
6:30 - 8:30pm
November 21, 2017 British Columbia Port Alberni Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
November 20, 2017 British Columbia Port Alberni Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Tseshaht Administration Building, 5091 Tsuma-as Drive
6:30 - 8:30pm
November 16, 2017 British Columbia Chilliwack Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Tzeachten Community Center, 45855 Promontory Road
6:30 - 8:30pm
November 16, 2017 British Columbia Chilliwack Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
November 9, 2017 Online WebEx on the Draft 2018-2022 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Please email WildSalmonPolicy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca for instructions on how to join the WebEx.
November 2, 2017 British Columbia Prince George Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
November 1, 2017 British Columbia Prince George Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 30, 2017 British Columbia Vancouver Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Segal Building, SFU, 500 Granville Street
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 26, 2017 British Columbia Smithers Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
October 26, 2017 British Columbia Campbell River Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
October 25, 2017 British Columbia Campbell River Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Thunderbird Hall, 1420 Wewaikum Road
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 25, 2017 British Columbia Smithers Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, 3251 Highway 16
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 24, 2017 British Columbia Nanaimo Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 24, 2017 British Columbia Prince Rupert Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House The Crest Hotel, 222 1st Ave West
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 24, 2017 British Columbia Nanaimo Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
October 19, 2017 British Columbia Victoria Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites Victoria, 345 Quebec Street
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 19, 2017 British Columbia Victoria Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
October 19, 2017 British Columbia Penticton Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
October 18, 2017 British Columbia Penticton Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive
6:30 - 8:30pm
October 17, 2017 British Columbia Kamloops Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Meeting with First Nations
October 16, 2017 British Columbia Kamloops Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel, 225 Lorne Street
6:30 - 8:30pm

How to participate

To participate in the consultation (fall 2017), attend an open house. Staff will be available to provide information, answer questions and listen to your thoughts. Background material will be presented.

You can also submit comments electronically using our online form or by email WildSalmonPolicy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca until December 15, 2017.

Related information

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback or would like a copy of the draft 2018-2022 WSP implementation plan, please email WildSalmonPolicy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.