Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan

Why we are consulting

Canada's Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (WSP) represents Fisheries and Oceans Canada's commitment to maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats that will support sustainable fisheries now, and meet the needs of future generations. WSP places conservation of salmon and their habitat as the first priority for resource management and encourages people throughout British Columbia and the Yukon to contribute to decisions about salmon conservation that reflect ecological and societal values.

Who we are consulting with

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) does not and cannot implement the WSP without the help of others and therefore is working collaboratively with key partners to develop a 5-year Implementation Plan.

What is the focus of this consultation

Canada's unique relationship with Indigenous peoples in both BC and Yukon is central to how the WSP Implementation Plan is being designed and developed. Where possible, work on developing the WSP implementation plan will build on existing collaborative, fisheries-related processes in place involving BC First Nations. In the Yukon, the development of the WSP Implementation Plan will respect the provisions of the Yukon Final Agreements and roles of the Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee and the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board.

The WSP Implementation Plan consultations involve four phases:

This Implementation Plan will include guidance and activities, timelines, and accountabilities, and will be updated as new projects and programs are implemented by DFO or by others. Following its 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.

What we are hearing

Interim reports

When and where

Continued updates, consultations and discussions are ongoing on the implementation of the Wild Salmon Policy. For comments or questions on this process please contact us at WildSalmonPolicy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

WSP Implementation Plan meetings

Date Province/Territory City Meeting Detail
171129November 29, 2017 Yukon Whitehorse Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee and Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board Best Western Gold Rush Inn Whitehorse, 411 Main Street
2:00 to 4:00pm
171129November 29, 2017 Yukon Whitehorse Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Best Western Gold Rush Inn Whitehorse, 411 Main Street
6:30 to 8:30pm
171120November 20, 2017 British Columbia Port Alberni Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Tseshaht Administration Building, 5091 Tsuma-as Drive
6:30 to 8:30pm
171116November 16, 2017 British Columbia Chilliwack Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Tzeachten Community Center, 45855 Promontory Road
6:30 to 8:30pm
171109November 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.
11:00 am
171101November 1, 2017 British Columbia Prince George Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Coast Inn of the North, 770 Brunswick Street
6:30 to 8:30pm
171030October 30, 2017 British Columbia Vancouver Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Segal Building, SFU, 500 Granville Street
6:30 to 8:30pm
171025October 25, 2017 British Columbia Campbell River Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Thunderbird Hall, 1420 Wewaikum Road
6:30 to 8:30pm
171025October 25, 2017 British Columbia Smithers Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge, 3251 Highway 16
6:30 to 8:30pm
171024October 24, 2017 British Columbia Nanaimo Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street
6:30 to 8:30pm
171024October 24, 2017 British Columbia Prince Rupert Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House The Crest Hotel, 222 1st Ave West
6:30 to 8:30pm
171019October 19, 2017 British Columbia Victoria Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites Victoria, 345 Quebec Street
6:30 to 8:30pm
171018October 18, 2017 British Columbia Penticton Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, 21 Lakeshore Drive
6:30 to 8:30pm
171016October 16, 2017 British Columbia Kamloops Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel, 225 Lorne Street
6:30 to 8:30pm
170316March 16, 2017 British Columbia Vancouver Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Public Open House HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St.
6:30 to 8:30pm
170227February 27, 2017 British Columbia Richmond Fraser Basin Council Wild Salmon Policy (WSP) Implementation Plan Workshop
170222February 22, 2017 Yukon Whitehorse Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee and Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
170222February 22, 2017 Whitehorse Yukon Public Open House, Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Elders' Lounge, Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, 1171-1st Avenue
6:30 to 9:00 pm
161205December 5, 2016 British Columbia Nanaimo Public Open House, Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Beban Park Social Centre,2300 Bowen Rd.
6:30 to 9:00 pm
161130November 30, 2016 British Columbia Prince Rupert Public Open House, Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Highliner, 815 1st Ave W
6:30 to 9:00 pm
161123November 23, 2016 British Columbia Prince George Public Open House, Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Civic Centre, 808 Canada Games Way, Room 201
6:30 to 9:00 pm
161109November 9, 2016 British Columbia Kamloops Public Open House, Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Thompson River University Room: Summit 209, 900 McGill Rd
6:30 to 9:00 pm

Related materials

Contact us

WSP Coordinator

Attention: Policy Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4