Managing Angling Use on Classified Waters
Draft Strategy for Public ReviewMicroform - 2003
In 1990, the classified waters system was created to manage sport fishing & guiding activities in British Columbia rivers that resource managers & anglers determined were among the finest fisheries the provide had to offer. The main objective of the system was to preserve these high quality sport fisheries by controlling the numbers of anglers & angling guides. Over the past decade, stakeholders & resource managers recognized that the system was no longer meeting its original expectations. This document outlines a proposed classified waters management strategy which provides a framework to manage angling use on premier or special waters. The framework includes: an evaluation & review process for evaluating existing classified waters and candidates for designation as classified waters; an overall process for developing an angling management plan; possible mechanisms for compliance & enforcement in the classified waters system; and an advisory process to guide the strategy.
Publisher: Victoria : Ministry of Water, Land & Air Protection, 2003
Description: 17 p
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 105-05488