Decision Date: November 28, 2017
Panel: Linda Michaluk
Keywords: Wildlife Act – ss. 51(2), 60(1); guide outfitter; quota; allocation; bull moose; consent order
Reginald Collingwood appealed a decision of the Deputy Regional Manager (the “Regional Manager”), Recreational Fisheries and Wildlife Programs, Skeena Region, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (the “Ministry”), regarding Mr. Collingwood’s annual quota and five-year allocation of bull moose.
Mr. Collingwood is a guide outfitter. Under the Wildlife Act, regional managers may attach a quota as a condition of a guide outfitter licence. A quota sets out the total number of a particular species, or type of species, that may be harvested by the guide’s clients in the guide’s territory during the period specified in the licence. In his decision, the Regional Manager advised Mr. Collingwood that he had a quota of five bull moose for the 2017/18 licence year, and a five-year allocation (harvest target) of 16 bull moose for 2017-2021.
Mr. Collingwood appealed his bull moose quota and five-year allocation.
During the oral hearing of the appeal, the parties negotiated an agreement to resolve the matter. By consent of the parties, the Board ordered that Mr. Collingwood’s five-year allocation of 16 bull moose was confirmed, but his annual quota of bull moose was increased to six until the allocation of 16 is reached.
Accordingly, by consent of the parties, the appeal was allowed in part.