First Nations across BC focus on wild Pacific salmon restoration
Wild Pacific salmon are on the brink of extinction. On both sides of the border, First Nations and governments are urgently focused on restoration efforts to revive the abundance of salmon.
“It would be helpful and more efficient if the efforts on either side of the border could co-ordinate with one another,” says Thomas Biladeau, who leads the division studying salmon for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe. “This could have the potential to provide one another with timely and important data to advance the effort as a whole.”
In November 2022, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced an order to prohibit open-net pen salmon farms from Washington State waters.
It’s time to remove all ocean-polluting salmon farms from coastal BC waters and protect wild Pacific salmon for future generations.