From what? Nothing’s different from 30/20/10 yrs ago when the air was fine. We had wood stoves then too, they slash burned then too so where is this coming from? Or is it this a province wide “sympathy” guilting and attempts at social engineering to please some?
I would like to know why. No pulp mills etc. Why??
Then the CVRD should look at developments and slash burning. Also cutting during nesting season.
I'm pleased things are in the works to get this addressed.
Big Thumbs Up from me. I hope change is in the air (versus woodsmoke).
If they really want to save this coast they need to squash the fish farms.
No one should be deluded into thinking these restrictions are going to have any significant impact on the health of the Fraser Chinook stocks. Pinniped predation and poaching on the Lower Fraser coupled with habitat destruction and the closure of the hatcheries in the upper Fraser tributaries have had a far greater impact on the Fraser runs than both the public and commercial fisheries. These sectors have seen significant cuts over the past several years, yet the runs have not improved. And they will continue to decline until the Government and the DFO get serious about dealing with the real issues affecting salmon stocks generally and the Fraser run specifically. All these recent closures are going to do is ruin the lives of the thousands of people whose livelihoods depend on the public and commercial fishing industry. I'm reminded of the definition of "insanity" - continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
When I say sad news - I both mean sad that it has come to this, and sad for the fishers. We all want the same thing: an abundant and healthy Salish Sea.
Not sad news for the fish though. Lets conserve now so that all those that depend on Chinook (man, animal, forest) can continue to benefit in the future.
I disagree-- sorry to say and sorry for the fishermen--, but I think if we all stopped hunting and eating the ocean fish for a few years (or whatever it takes) they well may begin to recover. Instead we pursue them (as though they belonged to us) to the door of extinction!