the BCSA's 2004 Summit, Challenges Ahead, the Alliance explored
issues which may present future challenges to the seafood industry.
Among the topics discussed was the Species at Risk Act (SARA).
The Act protects wildlife populations which are at risk of becoming
extinct or lost in the wild. The ultimate objective is to
help populations of affected species recover to healthy levels.
Most of the provisions of the Act entered into force in June 2003.
speakers at the Summit included respected scientists, government
officials, and academics. The links below will open the Power
Point slide presentations given at the Summit. To advance
or repeat the slides use the arrow or page up/down buttons.
Davis, Special Advisor on Species At Risk Act
Gross, Department of Zoology, University of Toronto,
Bevan, Director General, Resource Managment, DFO
Ford, Director, Conservation Biology, Northwest Fisheries Science