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News Items of Interest

BC Salmon Marketing Council AGM - Updated Time

The 2016 BC Salmon Marketing Council AGM is coming up on Monday May 16. It will be held at the Fish Safe Board Room, #100 - 12051 Horseshoe Way, Richmond starting at 10:00 AM. If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Leslie Budden by Thursday, May 12th at lbudden@bcsalmon.ca - call or text to 604-328-7835.

To view the meeting notice click here.


2015 Chum Plan Update Released

DFO has released an update of the 2015 Area H Chum Plan.

For the details click here.


Jervis Inlet Pink Fishery Opportunity

Following on the work done by Area B, there is an opportunity for Area H trollers to participate in a limited pink fishery in the Jervis Inlet area.

If you are interested please contact Beth Petcher with Fisheries and Oceans.


FOC Releases 2015 Areas B and H ITQ Guidelines

Guidelines for the Areas B and H ITQ fisheries for pink and sockeye salmon have been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Full details for the pink and sockeye fisheries and quota transfers can be found here.


BC Salmon Marketing Council Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the BC Salmon Marketing Council is coming up. Put Wednesday May 27 in your calendar, at the Fish Safe Board Room, #100 - 12051 Horseshoe Way, Richmond from 0900 to 1200.

Agenda and full notice can be found here.


GTA Annual General Meeting

The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Gulf Trollers Association will be held on Saturday April 25, at the Dorchester Hotel in Nanaimo starting at 1000.

Agenda and full notice can be found here.


CSAF Presentation Intro

The CSAF getting very close to the end of the line on a new salmon allocation process, and there seems to be broad interest in agreeing on a deal that will hopefully work for all of the commercial salmon fleets as well as those First Nations which end up with the licences acquired through the PICFI/ATP program. The CSAF has created a slide presentation for the fishinng community that outlines what’s going on with the commercial salmon allocation process.

View the full CSAF Presentation.


2014 Annual General Meeting April 18

The 2014 Gulf Trollers Association Annual General Meeting will be held 0900 on Friday April 18, at the Dorchester Hotel, 70 Church Street, in Nanaimo. All members are urged to attend for a season preview and news affecting the salmon troll fishery.

See the AGM agenda for more details. GTA AGM Agenda.


Gulf Trollers Association Listserve

GTA members, all Area H licence holders, and anyone who has an interest in issues affecting Area H are welcome to join the GTA Listserve. Interested fishers and stakeholders can sign up at: gulftrollers.com/mailman/listinfo/listserve_gulftrollers.com.

New registrants will receive confirmation and welcome emails and have the option to unsubscribe should they choose. The address for GTA list members to sent posts to is .

The list is not restricted to Gulf Trollers members - anyone interested in contributing to Area H discussions is welcome to join, so sign up and let your two bits worth be heard!


Area H Allocation Forms and Instructions

FOC has sent out a package of instructions and ITQ allocation forms for Area H and B fisheries.

Included in the package:

  • 2013 Pink reallocation form Aug 8 2013

  • 2013 FR sockeye reallocation form Aug 8 2013

  • HAILCARD2013 Aug 8 2013

  • 2013 transhipping form Aug 8 2013

  • 2013 ATH Designation Aug 8 2013

  • Guidelines Areas BH ITQ Aug 8 2013

Download the package here: Allocation Forms.


Gulf Trollers Association Annual General Meeting June 4

The Gulf Trollers Association Annual General Meeting will be held 1230 on Tuesday June 4, at the Dorchester Hotel, 70 Church Street, in Nanaimo. All members are urged to attend for a preview of the coming season and discussion of issues facing the salmon troll fishery.

See the AGM agenda for more details. GTA AGM Agenda.


Gulf Trollers Association Hosts New Area G Listserve

In an attempt to facilitate discussion of area specific salmon fishing issues, the GTA has added a new Listserve for Area G discussion. Like the Gulf Trollers list service, this is a private list so it requires enrollment. Interested fishers and stakeholders can sign up at: bcwildsalmonproducers.com/mailman/listinfo/areag_bcwildsalmonproducers.com.

New registrants will receive confirmation and welcome emails and have the option to unsubscribe should they choose. The address for Area G list members to sent posts to is .

The list is not restricted to Area G license holders - anyone interested in contributing to Area G discussions is welcome to join, so sign up and let your two bits worth be heard!


More Associate Members Join the Gulf Trollers Association

New Associate Members have joined the GTA in recent weeks. If you sell fish to or do business with someone you think should be a GTA Associate member ask them to join.

The GTA would like to say thanks and welcome onboard to all our Associate Members.


New Area Harvest Committee Members

Nominations have closed for the 2012 AHC elections, and with 6 vacancies the 4 Area H nominees have been declared elected by acclamation.

Congratulations to your new and returning AHC members!

  • Steve Lewis

  • Peter Sakich

  • Dane Chauvel

  • Tom Forge


Associate Members Join the Gulf Trollers Association

At the recent 2012 GTA Annual General Meeting, the members endorsed a proposal to encourage salmon buyers and processors to take up associate membership in the GTA. In doing so, these companies would demonstrate support for the fishermen with whom, in many cases, they have had a long working relationship.

Associate Membership Dues will help to continue the funding necessary for GTA participation in the B.C. Seafood Alliance, of which the GTA is the sole member organization representing the entire commercial salmon fishery. In addition, the GTA has a record of providing significant financial contributions to industry initiatives, the most recent of which involves seeking a satisfactory resolution to the recently announced commercial and sport halibut allocation issue.

The GTA would like to say thanks and welcome onboard to our new Associate Members!


CSAB Area Harvest Committee Elections Coming Up

This fall the Commercial Salmon Advisory Board will hold elections for the Area Harvest Committee members. There are six spots available on the Area H Harvest Committee and the call for nominations has gone out.

Area H licence holders are encouraged to submit their nominations now. The deadline for nominations is 1600 on October 5th. Ballots will be sent out by DFO October 15 and must be received by November 15. Use the following links to get instructions for nominations, lists of harvest committee members and those whose term is expiring, and the forms to use.


Associate Memberships are now being promoted by the GTA

At the recent 2012 GTA Annual General meeting, the members endorsed a proposal to encourage salmon buyers and processors to take up associate membership in the GTA. In doing so, these companies would demonstrate support for the fishermen with whom, in many cases, they have had a long working relationship. In addition, membership would allow the companies a participation in the advisory process through the GTA.

Associate Members support will help to continue the funding necessary for GTA participation in the B.C. Seafood Alliance, of which the GTA is the sole member organization representing the entire commercial salmon fishery. In addition, the GTA has a record of providing significant financial contributions to industry initiatives, the most recent of which involves seeking a satisfactory resolution to the recently announced commercial and sport halibut allocation issue.

The cost of Associate Membership is $250 per year and, in addition to the benefits outlined above, will afford Associate Members an endorsement on the GTA web site in which Area H fishermen are encouraged to support Associate Members. Associate Members will also receive GTA reports and newsletters and be invited to participate in GTA meetings as non-voting members. An Associate Membership application form can be found here.

This form and an updated membership form can be found on the Links page.


Advertise Chum Quota Here

Any fishers seeking Chum quota to lease, or who want to offer quota to lease, are welcome to post an ad on the Gulf Trollers Association website. Simply use the link on the home page to submit your ad (in the right sidebar), or send an email to Webmaster.

Fishers can also use two other methods to post ads:

  1. Post a message to the GTA listserve by sending an email to listserve@gulftrollers.com
  2. Advertise on The Quota Exchange www.itq.ca. This is a free service, all fishers are welcome to use it to advertise quota wanted or offered - all you have to do is register and post an ad.

Good fishing to all!


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