On May 5, 2021, Watershed Watch Salmon Society executive director Aaron Hill presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (FOPO), alongside Jesse Zeman from BC Wildlife Federation, Jason Hwang from Pacific Salmon Foundation, Darren Haskell from Tl’azt’en Nation, and BC Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fin Donnelly.
FOPO is made up of MPs from all the main political parties. They interview government officials, outside experts and stakeholders on important issues facing Canada’s fisheries and oceans, and report back to Parliament with their findings and recommendations. As a committee, they don’t have the power to make management decisions or change laws, but they do have a bit of sway sometimes.
Watch Aaron Hill’s presentation.