The North Coast meetings represented the third PFRCC [Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council] regional tour so far in an ongoing series that seeks to share information with communities and to receive their knowledge and views on the state of wild Pacific salmon and their habitat. The current series began with a tour of Vancouver Island during March 2006, with public meetings in Port Hardy, Campbell River, Duncan and Port Alberni. A visit to the BC Interior in October 2006 included public meetings in Penticton and Kamloops. The March 6-8, 2007 North Coast tour included public meetings in Smithers, Terrace and Prince Rupert. Times and venues for the public meetings were promoted through local contacts and groups, e-mail, posters, media advisory and press releases. PFRCC will continue its community meetings at various locations in BC during 2008 and beyond.
The goals of PFRCC’s 2006-08 community meetings are to:
- Share information on natural and human influences on wild salmon;
- Gather local knowledge; and
- Compile information and ideas to help PFRCC develop and provide advice to government and the public and to help shape future Council activities.
–Excerpt from the report’s Introduction