Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

BC Seafood Alliance Summit IV The Best Managed Fisheries in the World, Bar None? Reporting on the Vision for a Modern Seafood Industry in BC Christina.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "BC Seafood Alliance Summit IV The Best Managed Fisheries in the World, Bar None? Reporting on the Vision for a Modern Seafood Industry in BC Christina."— Presentation transcript:

1 BC Seafood Alliance Summit IV The Best Managed Fisheries in the World, Bar None? Reporting on the Vision for a Modern Seafood Industry in BC Christina Burridge Executive Director BC Seafood Alliance

2 The BC Seafood Industry Harvest ‘000 Tonnes E = Estimates P = Preliminary

3 The BC Seafood Industry Landed Value $ Millions E = Estimates P = Preliminary

4 The BC Seafood Industry Wholesale Value $ Millions E = Estimates P = Preliminary

5 The BC Seafood Industry $984 million in exports to 79 countries $375 million in wages 10,830 employment PYs from 20,205 jobs Contribution to GDP of $750 million

6 The Agenda for Change: Priority Action Items Aquaculture Marketing Inspection Sustainability & Co-Management Security of access

7 Aquaculture Change in BCSA membership Wild fish must come first Credible, effective regulatory framework BC Pacific Salmon Forum

8 Marketing Access to AAFC Trade Development & Promotion programs Seafood Value Chain Round Table Brand Canada – Quality is in our Nature 2010 Olympics

9 Inspection/Food Safety Original focus on harmonizing provincial and federal regulations Completion of report assessing the state of readiness for traceability in the BC seafood sector Developing a better working relationship with CFIA on operations and policies

10 Sustainability and Co-Management Sustainability as the first principle, report on Progress Towards Sustainability Gaining control of the fishery can mean improved economics SARA The co-management continuum Improved conservation: catch monitoring and catch reporting Groundfish integration Pacific fishery reform and changes to the Fisheries Act Wild Salmon and halibut MSC applications

11 Security of Access Pearse/McRae and First Nation Report, summer 2004 Pacific fisheries report, April 14 announcement, fall consultations Settling treaties with First Nations, conservation and the changing marketplace make reform essential

12 Alliance Principles for Reform A single integrated commercial fishery with all participants operating on a level playing field Equivalent quotas and licences purchased to offset new First Nations commercial allocations or significant increases in FSC harvest Fair rules of compensation Mandatory catch monitoring and independent third party dockside verification DFO retains the single, ultimate management authority Enhanced security of tenure with 25 year, renewable licences

13 Safety Fishing Industry Safety Co-ordinator, ; new 5-year program, April 2005 Reduce the number of fatalities in the fish harvesting sector Reduce the number and severity of accidents Reduce the average duration of claims through better claims management and return to work practices for the industry

14 Safety

15 Performance Measures, Wholesale value, $1.02 billion to $1.13 billion Exports up slightly, $903 million to $984, share unchanged at 22% BC is ranked 3 rd amongst provinces, down from 2 nd


Download ppt "BC Seafood Alliance Summit IV The Best Managed Fisheries in the World, Bar None? Reporting on the Vision for a Modern Seafood Industry in BC Christina."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google