Coalition plans response to federal fisheries ban

Coalition plans response to federal fisheries ban

Meeting tonight in Sooke

The South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition will host a town hall meeting tonight (June 1) to discuss a recreation fishing ban in an area from Otter Point to East Point.

The Department of Oceans and Fisheries ban took effect last Friday.

“This meeting will also serve as a first step toward organizing a coordinated response campaign to DFO and the government about their decision to unfairly victimize the public fishery,” stated coalition president Chris Bos in a media advisory.

The public is invited to the meeting. Federal Conservative critic for Fisheries and Oceans Mel Arnold will also attend.

The meeting is at Prestige Oceanfront Resort (Orca Spirit Room), beginning at 7 p.m.