Halibut quota motion defeated

UBCM delegates say no

  • Oct. 5, 2011 6:00 a.m.

A motion put forth by the CRD which stated, “Be it resolved that the federal government purchase or lease the required commercial halibut quota to establish a permanent annual guaranteed base limit and season for recreational fishermen of one halibut per day two in their possession, Feb. 1 to Dec. 31 of each year” was defeated at the UBCM convention. It was the last item on the agenda and it did not have time to be debated.