Herring roe can be found washed up on shore from Comox to Parksville during their short spawning season. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

VIDEO: Opponents to roe herring fishery call for government to shut it down

Pacific Wild is concerned about the impact the fishery could have on the marine ecosystem

Each year, millions of herring return to the Strait of Georgia to spawn, bringing many marine animals and fishermen to the stretch between Comox and Parksville.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has once again approved the catch of 20 per cent of the herring in this area, but some organizations, like Pacific Wild, are concerned about the effects this could have on the many species that rely on herring for survival.

The roe herring fishery officially opened on March 9.


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Seiners wait near shore at French Creek, hoping the waves will die down so they can get their nets in the water. Photo by Jolene Rudisuela

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