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Wild salmon protection driving newly appointed Wild Salmon Advisory Council

The Wild Salmon Advisory Council will consist of 14 British Columbians who have a broad understanding of the role that salmon play within B.C.’s environment, for coastal and inland Indigenous communities, and local economies up and down the coast.

Government will begin developing proposals for a made-in-B.C. wild salmon strategy this summer, supported by the advice and guidance of the Wild Salmon Advisory Council. The Province will then submit recommendations in fall 2018 to the legislative assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fish, and Food.  Those recommendations will support a public consultation process to examine the health, habitat, and management of wild salmon and the sustainability of the wild salmon industry in British Columbia. The process will inform the development a wild salmon strategy for B.C.

Read more about the process and the council here.