Province Almost Finished Northern Fishing Meetings

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 at 14:37



A fishing specialist with the provincial government says a wide range of topics were fielded at a recent series of consultation meetings with northerners.


Saskatchewan Environment is gathering public feedback as it attempts to come up with a new fisheries management plan by 2008.


Tanya Johnston says some commercial fishers asked her how their industry could be revitalized and made profitable for future generations.


Others indicated the government hasn’t been treating professional fishers and weekend anglers equally.


As well, some wanted to know how the government was measuring the amount of fish taken by First Nations fishers through subsistence harvesting.


Johnston notes meetings still have to take place in Black Lake and Wollaston Lake. Those will go ahead on January 9th and 10th.


She says the department is also trying to fit in a visit to Southend.