Spawning sockeye in Tahltan Lake – by Kerry Carlick
Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon, also known as the Wild Salmon Policy (WSP), was released by DFO in 2005 as an innovative and strategic policy to guide the conservation and protection of wild salmon. WSP implementation lagged in the following years, and the 2012 Cohen Commission called on DFO to develop a formal implementation plan.
FNFC worked with the Salmon Coordinating Committee (SCC) to jointly draft the 2018-2022 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSPIP) with DFO, which outlines 9 overarching approaches and 48 actions DFO has committed to over this 5-year period.
In 2020-21, the WSPIP was amended to include Fisheries Act amendments that came into effect in 2018. The parties are now reviewing WSPIP progress, and whether WSP implementation is effectively supporting Pacific salmon conservation and recovery.
Resources and publications
Wild Salmon Policy Annual Report [2019-2020]
On October 11, 2018, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard, released the Wild Salmon Policy 2018-2022 Implementation Plan (the Plan).
Wild Salmon Policy Annual Report [2018-2019]
On October 11, 2018, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard, released the Wild Salmon Policy 2018-2022 Implementation Plan (the Plan).
Wild Salmon Policy
This policy represents the culmination of five years of consultations with Canadians concerned about the protection of Pacific salmon. It will usher in a significant new approach to the conservation of one of Canada’s most valuable and cherished resources – wild Pacific salmon.
Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan
As Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, it is my pleasure to present the Wild Salmon Policy 2018–2022 Implementation Plan.
Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan Activity 48 Recommendations
DFO has proposed to the SCC‐WSP Small Working Group that Activity 48 of the Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (WSPIP) be completed via an addendum.