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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.”