Politico (May 28, 2024)
28 May
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DFO science is in a state of conflict

In 2019, the Liberal campaign promised to “transition from open net pen salmon farming in coastal waters to closed containment systems by 2025.” Now, the future of BC salmon farms is on Cabinet’s agenda.

When it comes to the science, DFO is in a state of conflict. A Hill Times op-ed this week slammed the department as a captured regulator beholden to industry.

The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner is launching an investigation into DFO for “attempting to silence scientists through reprimands, to dissuade them from communicating with the media and the public about their research.” This was reported on the front page of the Globe and Mail earlier this month.

Read the full Politico article here.

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