Protecting British Columbia’s Rockfish

Posted February 7, 2000 | Categories : 109,132,94,97,Issues,Management,Reports,Research |

Since the provincial government does not have jurisdiction over fishing, the waters of Race Rocks and some other marine ecological reserves are protected by the  Federal government’s Rockfish Conservation Area  strategy. This program prevents fishing in the reserve. The problem is that it may not be permanent, so continued protection of all of the organisms in the water column of marine ecological reserves is never certain.

Currently there is a need to properly document the present Rockfish stocks in order to have a baseline against which to assess future stocks.

See the complete PDF : RCA_Area13