TRS letter regarding DFO proposed 2018 Fisheries Management Measures to support TRS

The information is the email that was sent with our letter and supporting documentation. Leonard Piggin

Hi All,

It’s game seven 3rd period tie game of the Stanley Cup Championship, last rock in the 10th end or game 7 bottom of the 9th inning whichever you prefer. We have very little time left to turn around extirpation of IFRS. Keep reading because each of you has something to do.


Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change;

I ask that you meet with The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, House of Commons and remind him that the SARA guidelines are much more stringent than his Proposed 2018 Fisheries Management Measures to Support Recovery of Interior Fraser River Steelhead (IFRS).

I would like to see your Department work with his staff to see that their final proposal (after all the consolation has been carried out) is in line with SARA.


The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister and Honourable Liberal Cabinet Ministers:

You need to get Catherine & Dominic on the same page. Cause DFO’s proposal falls to short of what is required.


The Honourable Doug Donaldson Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development;

The KFF wants to be a part of consultations that your Department has planned with Stake Holders.

We ask that you implement a Provincial Rolling Closure for ALL FIN FISH in the FR and TR From September 1st to November 29th.


Liberal Cabinet Ministers:

You have to ask yourselves will The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc’s Proposed 2018 Fisheries Management Measures to Support Recovery of Interior Fraser River Steelhead actually avoid a SARA listing of TRS?

Your answer should be NO.

I’m writing to you to keep you informed as to what is being proposed by DFO and what we believe is required. Please review the attachments to this letter and I have attached a letter from the BC Federation of Fly Fishers dated 2018 April 3rd.

Your group will make the final decision on implementing a listing of TRS under SARA. These documents are intended to keep you informed so you can make the correct decision. A this decision needs to be make forthwith.


Thank you and tight lines.

Leonard Piggin

President KFF

KFF Steelhead Committee Member