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CCIRA Common Voice newsletter, edition 11

Issue # 11, March 2020

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Guardian Watchman Ernie Mason labeling crab traps.

New fishing closures proposed for crab

The two key findings from our published research papers are: (1) our catches have declined such that we cannot meet our FSC needs, and (2) fishing closures can help crab populations recover.

Seine boat on the central coast.

Trust: A fundamental step towards collaborative fisheries management

Last year our Nations had some major challenges with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) with respect to the management of crab and herring. This is nothing new. In our attempts to protect the resources in our territories, our Nations have often gone head-to-head with DFO. We’ve had to.

Dungeness crab on top of a crab trap

Progress with DFO on collaborative crab management

After a recent meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), our Nations have some new hope for central coast crab. Working together, we agreed on necessary steps that will take us closer to a collaborative decision-making framework for managing this resource.