Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

October 12, 2006 16:21 ET

Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council: Media Advisory; Public Invited to Share Local Knowledge of Wild Salmon at Community Meetings in Penticton, Kamloops

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 12, 2006) - The Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (PFRCC) is inviting residents of the Interior to two free public events, October 17th and 18th, to share their local knowledge of wild salmon.

The evening meetings, titled "What's happening to wild salmon in your community?" are scheduled for Penticton on October 17th and Kamloops on October 18th. The Penticton meeting is co-sponsored by the Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department.



EVENT: Public Meeting Series: What's Happening to Wild Salmon in Your
Community?

DATES/LOCATIONS:
- Tuesday, October 17, Penticton, Lakeside Resort & Convention Centre,
21 Lakeshore Drive West
- Wednesday, October 18, Kamloops, Coast Canadian Inn, 339 St. Paul St.

TIME: 6pm-7pm: Open house, displays, coffee and sandwiches, PFRCC meet
and greet.
7pm-9pm: Brief presentation, discussion between Council members
and participants.

REGISTRATION: Not required but would be appreciated. To register online
go to www.fish.bc.ca; by phone, call 604-775-5621; by
email, contact Priscilla Singh, singh@fish.bc.ca.


PFRCC Council members want to hear what residents have to say about natural and human influences on wild salmon in their community. This includes the effects of climate warming, and changes in water use, land use and salmon habitat. Specifically, the Council is interested in:

- How wild salmon stocks are doing in the area relative to other parts of the province;

- How changes in aquatic environments are affecting salmon stocks in the area;

- What impact changes in water, land and resource use are having on salmon stocks and habitat; and

- What these changes mean for salmon management and what needs to be done to adapt.

The Council will be using the information it collects to help it advise governments.

The PFRCC is an independent advisory body whose mandate is to alert and inform governments and the public on issues which threaten the achievement of conservation objectives for Pacific salmon and their habitat. For more information on PFRCC or the October Interior meetings, visit www.fish.bc.ca.


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