BIV (February 13, 2024)
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FNWSA accuses DFO of conflict of interest

The First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance (FNWSA) says DFO is mired in conflict of interest stemming from its dual role of prioritizing the environmental protection of wild fish at the same time as promoting aquaculture.

The FNWSA have been vocal critics of federal policy on fisheries in BC, including what they say is industry involvement in the reports by the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat on issues such as fish farming’s risk to wild salmon stocks.

Bob Chamberlin says such participation in the scientific reports results in “predetermined” outcomes that benefit industry.

Read full BIV article here.