Join our webinar on Alaskan interceptions of B.C. salmon

April 8, 2024

By: Meghan Rooney

Please join us for a webinar, Alaskan interceptions of B.C. salmon and steelhead on April 17 at 12 pm.

Even as Canada invests hundreds of millions of dollars into efforts to conserve and rebuild struggling wild salmon and steelhead stocks, millions of B.C. salmon and steelhead are caught every year in Alaskan nets.

In partnership with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Watershed Watch Salmon Society is hosting a webinar with our expert panel to discuss our latest analysis of Alaskan interceptions. The updated report exposes the number of B.C. wild salmon being caught by Alaskan fleets and the impact this has on conservation efforts in British Columbia. Panel members will update us on potential solutions to the problem, as well as provide an overall view of the situation for wild Pacific salmon.

There will be a Q&A following the presentations and an opportunity for audience members to submit questions to panel members. 

Panellists

Kait Yehle is the Fisheries Biologist at SkeenaWild whose work focuses on sustainable fisheries and salmon habitat management and how climate change impacts wild salmon. Kait holds a M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, where she studied natural resource management and conservation physiology.

David Mills is a Fisheries Advisor for Watershed Watch Salmon Society. David grew up in and around the Salish Sea, some of his oldest memories of close encounters with whales and sea lions or eating salmon and kelp pickles fresh from the water. Following lengthy stints in environmental management and public service, David brings his campaigning skills and experience with the political process to the role of fisheries advisor. David and his family live in Union Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Hup Wil Lax A, Kirby Muldoe, is SkeenaWild’s Indigenous Engagement Lead. A member of the Tsimsian and Gitxsan who has lived most of his life in Gitxsan Territory, Kirby is dedicated to bringing First Nations of the Skeena and allies together to protect wild salmon and advance Indigenous rights through the application of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Aaron Hill is the Executive Director at Watershed Watch Salmon Society and has been with the organization for 15 years. Born and raised in northwest B.C., he grew up fishing for salmon and trout. Aaron studied the science and ecology of salmon rivers in university, but his work now focuses on advocacy to improve how we manage our salmon populations and the waters they swim in.

Greg Knox is the Executive Director of SkeenaWild Conservation Trust. Greg has a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University and sits on the Northern Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission. He is also an advisor to the Pacific Salmon Watershed Fund, a board member of the Skeena Knowledge Trust and a member of the steering committee of the Friends of Wild Salmon Coalition.

To reserve your free ticket, please RSVP here.

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Join our webinar on Alaskan interceptions of B.C. salmon

April 8, 2024

By: Meghan Rooney

Please join us for a webinar, Alaskan interceptions of B.C. salmon and steelhead on April 17 at 12 pm.

Even as Canada invests hundreds of millions of dollars into efforts to conserve and rebuild struggling wild salmon and steelhead stocks, millions of B.C. salmon and steelhead are caught every year in Alaskan nets.

In partnership with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Watershed Watch Salmon Society is hosting a webinar with our expert panel to discuss our latest analysis of Alaskan interceptions. The updated report exposes the number of B.C. wild salmon being caught by Alaskan fleets and the impact this has on conservation efforts in British Columbia. Panel members will update us on potential solutions to the problem, as well as provide an overall view of the situation for wild Pacific salmon.

There will be a Q&A following the presentations and an opportunity for audience members to submit questions to panel members. 

Panellists

Kait Yehle is the Fisheries Biologist at SkeenaWild whose work focuses on sustainable fisheries and salmon habitat management and how climate change impacts wild salmon. Kait holds a M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, where she studied natural resource management and conservation physiology.

David Mills is a Fisheries Advisor for Watershed Watch Salmon Society. David grew up in and around the Salish Sea, some of his oldest memories of close encounters with whales and sea lions or eating salmon and kelp pickles fresh from the water. Following lengthy stints in environmental management and public service, David brings his campaigning skills and experience with the political process to the role of fisheries advisor. David and his family live in Union Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Hup Wil Lax A, Kirby Muldoe, is SkeenaWild’s Indigenous Engagement Lead. A member of the Tsimsian and Gitxsan who has lived most of his life in Gitxsan Territory, Kirby is dedicated to bringing First Nations of the Skeena and allies together to protect wild salmon and advance Indigenous rights through the application of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Aaron Hill is the Executive Director at Watershed Watch Salmon Society and has been with the organization for 15 years. Born and raised in northwest B.C., he grew up fishing for salmon and trout. Aaron studied the science and ecology of salmon rivers in university, but his work now focuses on advocacy to improve how we manage our salmon populations and the waters they swim in.

Greg Knox is the Executive Director of SkeenaWild Conservation Trust. Greg has a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University and sits on the Northern Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission. He is also an advisor to the Pacific Salmon Watershed Fund, a board member of the Skeena Knowledge Trust and a member of the steering committee of the Friends of Wild Salmon Coalition.

To reserve your free ticket, please RSVP here.

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