South Vancouver Island has developed a platform to achieve our vision. We have developed a five pillar strategy to realize the changes we need.
i. Political Influence:
Meet, educate, and pressure politicians at all levels of government to support our cause. Inform anglers and the community at large, where each politician stands on our issues.
ii. Alliance Building:
Unite fresh and salt water anglers, and bring together all the angling associations. Garner the support of the businesses that profit from fishing and reach out to like-minded individuals, businesses and NGOs.
Implement activities, campaigns, media initiatives and, where necessary, organize legal protests to further our cause. Host town halls, symposia and other gatherings that promote our cause.
iv. Legal Action:
In the event our wild fish or our angling opportunities are unjustly damaged by an illegal act or placed at too great a risk, our society holds the right to and will undertake legal proceedings to prohibit further harm and what is more will seek adequate restitution.
v. Media Resources:
Establish a library of written intellectual property, case studies, and reports that relate to wild fish and our public fisheries for use in the education of politicians and the non-angling public. Where necessary contract professionals to produce scientific and/or economic studies that further the SVIAC vision.