Bait Ban Regulation for Interior BC Rivers sign now

To the Honourable Barry Penner, British Columbia Minister of Environment.

We, the undersigned, hereby request that a bait ban sport fishing regulation be implemented for Interior Fraser River steelhead prior to the next sport fishing opening. (Interior Fraser steelhead rivers include the Thompson, Chilcotin, Seton, Bridge, Nahatlach and all other rivers in the Interior of BC where steelhead are known to inhabit.)

The principals of a bait ban as outlined in the BC government document Bait Ban as a Management Tool (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/docs/2001/bait_ban.pdf) demonstrate that such a regulation would be desirable among the angling public.

These steelhead
- are highly accessible;
- are vulnerable to capture; and
- every spawner counts.

Further,
- there is a need to protect juvenile fish;
- the steelhead population is small; and
- there is a need to spread the catchable supply of steelhead over more anglers.

According to the current BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations the definition of bait is: Bait is any foodstuff or natural substance used to attract fish, other than wood, cotton, wool, hair, fur or feathers. It does not include fin fish, other than roe. It includes roe, worms and other edible substances, as well as scents and flavourings containing natural substances or nutrients.

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  • 31 December 2015700. Harrison P
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  • 31 December 2015699. Lorenzo C
    City New Westminster Province/State B.C. Let's make it happen this time!
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  • 18 November 2015690. Paul D
    Province/State Wa. I've bought a canadian fishing license for years and the Thompson is one of my favorite rivers..about time b.c. smartened up on fishing bait on a classified water
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    City Coquitlam Province/State BC Long overdue and simply a no-brainer!
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  • 22 August 2015680. Laurie K
    City Spences Bridge Province/State BC I believe that the Thompson River should be regulated the same as the other wild steelhead rivers in BC. I wonder what the precedent is that has it being managed differently than the others.
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  • 13 July 2015674. David Jh
    City Telkwa Province/State BC This is a must. If you feel a closure is necessary until a certain # of fish arrive, then to open fishing including using bait makes no sense.

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