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The potential for expanded fin-fishing bans in waters along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island has the sport fishing industry, a top economic performer for many towns, worried.
“It’s going to have a devastating effect,” said Karl Ablack, the vice president of the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, to All Points West host Jason D’Souza.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) added waters from Port Renfrew to Tofino to its amended recovery strategy for the northern and southern resident killer whales, in order to find ways to protect dwindling chinook salmon stocks, the main source of food for the species.
There are an estimated 75
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