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Title: Presentation on Sustainability Act


1
  • Presentation on Sustainability Act
  • By
  • Ward Samson (President)

2
Membership
  • NO Membership Fee
  • Approximately 20,000
  • Affiliated with CWF(Canadian Wildlife Federation)
  • 1962-Present 44 years seeking sustainability of
    our resources.

3
Affiliate Groups
  • CORA(Citizens Outdoor Rights Association)
  • CAMP(Citizens Against Mandatory Permits)
  • ORCA(Outdoor Rights Conservation Association)
  • Newfoundland Rod and Gun Clubs
  • RRBO(Rural Rights and Boat Owners Association)
  • NFI (Newfoundland Federation Of Indians)

4
Highlights of Activities
  • Pine Martin Endangered list Our efforts to
    protect species at risk in Canada lead to the
    creation of the Committee on the Status of
    Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 1977,
    The first official list of Canadian endangered
    species resulted. NLWF cooperated with C.W.F. to
    help bring this about.

5
Contd
  • Project WILD, which is used by 50,000 elementary
    and high school teachers throughout Canada, in an
    innovative approach to teaching wildlife
    conservation. It has spawned several
    complementary programs including Below Zero,
    Sustainability, and Fish Ways. Again, the C.W.F.
    was the initiator.

6
Contd
  • We have been actively pressuring foreign
    governments to stop overfishing in the northwest
    Atlantic and are pushing for the development of
    an international, legally binding agreement to
    manage highly migratory and straddling fish
    stocks on the high seas.

7
Contd
  • A paper entitled The Efforts of Forest Management
    on Wildlife contains sound, practical
    recommendations on how industries and governments
    can reduce the negative effects of forest
    management on wildlife and its habitat. The paper
    is now part of the curriculum at the Sault
    College of Applied Arts and Technology.

8
Contd
  • Our national survey on the location and extent of
    purple loosestrife infestations across Canada has
    aided in research efforts and reused awareness
    about the dangerous implications of exotic
    species introductions.

9
Contd
  • Main River Natural Heritage Site-mandated the
    government to court against logging in this area
    and WON.
  • River Privatization- Organized a province wide
    campaign and this concept was put on the back
    burner. It is rising again through the concept of
    Community Watershed Management

10
Three Mile Limit
  • Through extensive research the NLWF seeks to have
    the courts decide on the existence of our Three
    mile (headland headland rule). One judge ruled
    we were a colony when we joined confederation. We
    disagree and filed an appeal.

11
Bill 45- Mandatory Trail Permits
  • On June 16, 2006 the court will decide if the
    NLWF(outdoor rights legal fund) will have to pay
    15,000 as court recovery costs to have Bill 45
    deemed an illegal tax.

12
NLWF Vision Statement
  • -- The N.L.W.F. is an organization dedicated to
    the principle that natural renewable resources
    are economic, social, recreational and aesthetic
    assets that must be restored, wisely used and
    perpetuated for posterity.

13
Sustainability with Cultural Integrity
  • NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
  • OUTDOOR BILL OF RIGHTS 1.The Legislature of
    Newfoundland and Labrador hereby acknowledges,
    declares and affirms the ancient and traditional
    rights of hunting, angling and the gathering of
    wild foods by the citizens of this province and
    their free and unimpeded access to public lands
    for that purpose.

14
Contd
  • 2. And the Legislature of Newfoundland and
    Labrador acknowledges declares and affirms these
    rights of hunting, angling and the gathering of
    wild foods as constituting an inalienable part of
    the way of life of the citizens of this Province
    being part of their freedom, life, liberty and
    security of the person.

15
Contd
  • 3)And the Legislature of Newfoundland and
    Labrador acknowledges declares and affirms that
    the Crown in Right of Newfoundland and the
    Legislature of Newfoundland and Labrador hold the
    wildlife, fish, game, wild foods and other
    natural resources of this province in trust for
    all the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador.

16
Contd
  • 5.It is hereby acknowledged that the rights
    contained in this act are subject to laws for the
    purpose of conservation of wildlife, fish, game,
    wildfoods and other renewable natural resources.

17
Contd
  • 6.Every law of Newfoundland and Labrador shall,
    unless it is expressly declared by an act of the
    Legislature of Newfoundland and Labrador that it
    shall operate notwithstanding the Newfoundland
    and Labrador Outdoor Bill of Rights, be so
    construed and applied as not to abrogate, abridge
    or infringe or to authorize the abrogation,
    abridgement or infringement of any of the rights
    or freedoms herein recognized and declared, and
    in particular, no law of Newfoundland and
    Labrador shall be construed or applied so as
    to..

18
Contd
  • www.nlwf.ca

19
Outdoor Bill of Rights
  • No sustainability act should be incorporated
    without the inclusion of an Outdoor Bill of
    rights.
  • This was promised by Premier Williams during last
    election it is in the Blue Book.

20
Discussion of Specific Resources
  • Although I would like to discuss specific
    resources, we must first focus on the concept of
    ecological integrity and that all species are
    interconnected and interrelated.
  • The management of one species in isolation can
    have significant negative impacts on other
    species within ecosystem.

21
Salmon
  • Newfoundland must acquire management of our
    Atlantic salmon
  • We have 92 of all the Atlantic Salmon Rivers in
    eastern North America.
  • The Canadian Government closed down offshore
    ocean fishery and displaced a user group.

22
Contd
  • This closure was supposed to increase Salmon
    stocks- it didnt happen.
  • 2006 we are currently at biomass levels of the
    1980s, when the salmon fishery was opened.Why?
  • Foreign overfishing for example St.Pierre

23
Contd
  • Hook and Release Two licenses hook and release
    and hook and retain as in Quebec
  • DFO admits to a 12-25 mortality of salmon from
    Hook and Release
  • River Alta study Norway
  • Resolution with CWF
  • Not enforceable

24
Contd
  • Poaching
  • Aquaculture- farmed fish in our systems
  • Rainbow trout predators of salmon eggs.
  • Aquaculture tag
  • Farmed Salmon study- Proposed to DFO
  • Produce One pound of Salmon-two pounds of wild
    fish

25
Contd
  • ASF(Atlantic salmon Federation)
  • Community watershed Management
  • Six Million dollars to Greenland Fisherman to
    stop commercial salmon fishery.

26
Caribou/ Coyote
  • Unnatural predator- hybrid (Eastern coyote and
    Brown Wolf)
  • NLWF,SHAN, NOA- Coyote license after 18
    years.-not working at all.
  • Caribou on brink of extinction-still very little
    in respect to reduction of licenses.
  • Needs immediate attention

27
Contd
  • NLWF requested a seat on Multi-stakeholders
    committee.
  • Request denied by Ministers. Why?
  • Status of that committee
  • Less study more action
  • Look to Yukon and Nova Scotia.

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Forest Management
  • Our priority has been management for fiber
  • There is a very limited approach to Integrated
    forest Management.
  • Creating Protected Areas Builds walls around our
    forest
  • NLWF has a draft Forest Management Plan

29
Contd
  • We are replanting with all spruce because of
    Moose predation and industry demands for fiber
  • Very Little will live in a totally spruce forest
  • We will have changed the ecosystem in 70 years

30
Contd
  • No pesticide spraying
  • BTK ( trade secret of the mixture)
  • Very cautious with the introduction of new
    species
  • Renewable resource( habitat destruction for
    Moose)

31
Near shore Fishery
  • Newfoundland must have more decision making
    ability in the near shore fishery
  • Government should support our appeal court case
    Re Three mile Limit
  • A phase out of otter trawling in the near shore
    for ground fish
  • A return to hook and line fishery and the cod trap

32
Contd
  • A closer monitoring system and a clear scientific
    approach to our capelin fishery
  • A extensive research approach on the development
    of finfish aquaculture- it is not the panacea

33
How to Build Cultural Integrity
  • Promote and maintain that our resources are
    public resources
  • No large corporations can own resources
  • Communities(Regions) should be allocated quotas
    using the adjacency principle
  • Create a public awareness campaign
  • Build in an education component Get Outdoors
    Program

34
Contd
  • Introduce a youth quota system in our fishery-
    Norway has this now
  • Who will be fishing in 10 years. All of our
    youths are leaving..
  • This approach must be consensus building
  • Top down approach will not work
  • Consistent consultation with groups like NLWF

35
Contd
  • Other provinces with a sustainability act
    effectively cooperate with wildlife federations
    and other groups in their provinces before any
    legislation is enacted.
  • .Food fishery in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and
    Quebec

36
Conclusion
  • This sustainability act must be inclusive and
    not exclusive
  • It must have an education component that promotes
    our outdoors
  • It must include a Bill of Rights-that builds on
    cultural integrity.
  • This Act must be consensus driven and not top
    down

37
Contd
  • It must incorporate Ecological Integrity with
    Cultural Integrity.
  • It must be flexible to incorporate changes in our
    ecology that need addressing on a timely basis
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