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Pacific Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance Panel


Success will be realized when all sectors can “tell each other’s stories” about each other’s standards and practices, rather than disputing each other’s numbers.

from Charting our Course, a report of the Pacific Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance Panel

The Pacific Fisheries Monitoring and Compliance Panel promotes fair and effective policies and practices for catch reporting, monitoring and compliance in BC’s salmon fisheries.

If wild salmon and salmon fisheries are to be managed sustainably, there is a pressing need to increase confidence in the accuracy and reliability of data on reported catch. This was a priority for the Integrated Salmon Fisheries Dialogue Forum, which includes representatives from many interests in BC’s fisheries.

In 2009 the Forum created the Monitoring and Compliance Panel. The Panel has examined ways to improve catch reporting, monitoring and compliance, including issues of access, certification, traceability and in-season adjustments.

The Panel is a collaboration among senior representatives from federal and provincial governments, First Nations, commercial and recreational fisheries, and conservation and environmental non-profit organizations. The work is intended to complement and support the role of government salmon managers. The Fraser Basin Council serves as program secretariat. The Monitoring and Compliance Panel received funding support from FSWP and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The Panel prepared a report to advocate a fresh approach to monitoring and compliance: Charting our Course: Fishery Monitoring in the Pacific Region. Fisheries and Oceans Canada also prepared a discussion paper, and called for comment in 2011: Strategic Framework for Fishery Monitoring and Catch Reporting in the Pacific Fisheries.

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Learn more on the Monitoring and Compliance Panel website at

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351