BC Wildlife Federation's annual convention underway in Kamloops

By Jill Sperling
April 13, 2018 - 4:44pm

KAMLOOPS — The 62nd Annual General Meeting and convention of the BC Wildlife Federation is taking place at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre. 

In addition to dealing with membership resolutions and updating bylaws, the BC Wildlife Federation invites researchers and conservation experts to speak on various initiatives across the province. 

BCWF president Harvey Andrusky says discussions are taking place around the impact of the wildfires on forests and wildlife. 

He adds an ongoing issue being discussed in the Kamloops region is the dwindling population of the Thompson River Steelhead. 

"We're very much involved in that and wanting to see changes particularly to the net fisheries on the Lower Fraser which are catching many of the Steelhead before they get to spawn here in the river," Andrusky said.

"The way it is right now the net fisheries catch anything that's in the river, and the Steelhead are by-catch to chum fisheries, so we'd like to see that change."

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