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It is all well and good to talk about the great migration of Pacific herring into local waters on their annual spawning run, but it can be a little disconcerting when you can't find them.
No group of outdoor people follow weather patterns more seriously than those who fish our coastal waters during the winter months. The two major forces in the life of these anglers are tides and weather. They have a direct effect on when and where we go fishing.
On Wednesday Feb. 2 I received a phone call from Len Everet, B.C. director of Ducks Unlimited Canada. He was inviting me to a celebration of the genesis of Bear Creek Nature Park (161 acres) on the Oyster River and the creation of a conservation covenant granted by the Evans Family, owners of Shelter Point Farms, consisting of 357 acres of fields and environmentally sensitive foreshore on the Oyster River Estuary to Ducks Unlimited Canada.
I retired in 1983 after a 35-year career in education, most of it as a principal of elementary schools. It was the kind of work that did not lend itself to the concept of being slow busy. So what is “slow busy”?
A halibut town hall meeting was held Jan. 19 in Campbell River. I came away with positive feelings about the problem it was trying to address – the unfair allocation of the recreational portion of the Canadian share of halibut from the total allowable catch (TAG) as designated by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) in its vital role of properly managing the halibut resources of the North Pacific.
The purpose of Limited Entry Hunting (LEH) is to achieve wildlife management objectives without shortening seasons or completely closing areas. LEH seasons are essentially lottery draws to limit the number of animals that may be taken, or limit the harvest to a certain class of animal.