25 Apr
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For 10 years DFO suppressed a federal salmon study that showed a virus spreading at salmon farms in British Columbia was infecting both farmed and wild salmon.

This March, the federal Information Commissioner ordered DFO to release the information that found pathogens among open net fish farms in the province. The commissioner ruled that suppressing publication of the document was not justified. “The complaint is well-founded,” the commissioner said of a request to access the material.

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