16 Oct
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Breaking News: “Scientist at Department of Fisheries and Oceans says Ottawa is too beholden to fish farm industry”

A federal scientist has accused the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of underplaying the threat of open-net fish farms to Pacific salmon and too often acting in the interests of British Columbia’s profitable fish farming industry. Read the full article at The Globe and Mail: Scientist at Department of Fisheries and Oceans says Ottawa is […]

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01 Oct
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In the News: “New battle brewing over fish farms off B.C. coast”

As the deadline passes for the possible removal of fish farms near Campbell River, a new report from the fisheries department has re-kindled the debate over how harmful farm fish are to wild stocks. Linda Aylesworth reports. Watch the video at Global News: New battle brewing over fish farms off B.C. coast

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26 Sep
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In the News: “The state of salmon fisheries”

On the Auditor General’s findings re: @DFO_Pacific: “they are not adequately managing the risk associated with salmon aquaculture consistent with a mandate to protect wild fish” – Bob Chamberlin, Chair of First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance on the Stirling Faux show. Listen to the full interview below. Chapter 3: Salmon Fisheries  GUEST: Dane Chauvel, CEO, […]

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24 Sep
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In the News: “Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms, citing wild salmon extinction risk”

The Heiltsuk First Nation from Bella Bella is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to order open-net salmon farms to close and to shut down commercial and recreational salmon fishing next year, only opening fisheries after “conservation and food, social, and ceremonial needs can be met.” Read the full story at TriCity News: Heiltsuk First […]

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22 Sep
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In the News: ““Unprecedented” coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms”

A broad coalition of First Nations leaders, wilderness tourism operators, environmental NGOs and commercial and sport fishing organizations gathered in North Vancouver Sept. 22 demanding the federal government fulfill recommendations of the Cohen Commission to immediately remove open-net salmon farms from the Discovery Islands, and abolish all others from BC waters by 2025. Read the […]

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22 Sep
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In the News: “First Nations demanding federal government take action on fish farming along B.C. coast”

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — A coalition of over 100 B.C. First Nations are ‘turning the screws’ on the federal Fisheries Minister, demanding she take action on coastal fish farms. Coalition spokesperson Bob Chamberlin says their group is calling for immediate action, noting that under the Cohen Commission report, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has […]

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