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Protesting Pays Off: SRKW Measures Remain Unchanged

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A win for the residents of Port Renfrew!

Congratulations to all who stood up against this NDP-Liberal government. This win is a textbook example of what peaceful and lawful protesting can accomplish. I checked the SRKW website and it looks like the status quo for catch is the same as last year, when it comes to Chinook fishing off Port Renfrew’s coast instead of a total moratorium. However, we did not get the shoreline fishery off Nitinat that we asked for. Neil Davis of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) shared updates on the 2024 and 2025 Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) fisheries management measures in regards to other areas: Starting May 1, 2024, the area around the Southern Gulf Islands will be monitored for SRKW presence, leading to fishing closures for salmon harvesters upon the whales’ arrival, similar to last year. The government continues to prioritize SRKW protection, working with various stakeholders to establish supportive measures.

Charles Borg, CPC Candidate Applicant for Cowichan Malahat Langford

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