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Al­though Jim Mcisaac, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the T. Buck Suzuki En­vi­ron­men­tal Foun­da­tion, re­ferred to Andrew Find­lay’s story (“Fish Feud,” Septem­ber) about B.C.’S salmon fish­ery as “very bal­anced,” he also wants to set the record straight.

Salmon is not the last ma­jor West Coast fish­ery to re­sist full im­ple­men­ta­tion of the in­di­vid­ual trans­fer­able quota ( ITQ) sys­tem, Mcisaac in­forms us, cit­ing tuna, crab, prawn and shrimp as other ex­am­ples. “Crab has been our largest ex­port by value fish­ery for years, and prawn is not far be­hind,” he writes. “Af­ter three years (2013-2016) of very warm wa­ter along our coast, and a high de­mand, the tuna fish­ery has also been lu­cra­tive for many in­de­pen­dent fish­er­men.”

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