22 Jan
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“We’re talking about food security of 90% of the First Nations across BC,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair of FNWSA

The Discovery Islands are a key migration route for Fraser River wild Pacific salmon. It’s critical that the federal government removes open-net pen salmon farms from this area now. “There have been many First Nations across BC that have voiced their concerns and support for the Liberal government to transition fish farms from the oceans,” […]

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17 Jan
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First Nations call on DFO not to renew Discovery Islands fish farm licences

“90% of all Fraser River salmon migrate through Discovery Islands, and the highly stratified nature of the water there is perfect for the accumulation of disease, pathogens, and sea lice. This represents a clear threat to Fraser River stocks,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair of First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance. Watch full Global TV News interview here. […]

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17 Jan
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“The Minister must consider the critical importance of the Discovery Islands to Fraser River salmon of all species,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair of FNWSA

“We need to recognize the true state of salmon runs in the Fraser River,” says Bob Chamberlin, Chair of First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance. “The Minister must consider the critical importance of the Discovery Islands to Fraser River salmon of all species.” To listen to the full Global News Radio 980|CKNW interview, start at duration […]

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16 Dec
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100+ First Nations support the end of open-net pens

“Today, [DFO is] trying to hide behind a narrative that somehow, open net pens can be managed in a way that will ‘reduce interactions’ with wild salmon – while the sea lice, bacteria and viruses breeding on those farms are still released directly into wild salmon habitat. This is the kind of magical thinking at […]

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30 Nov
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Majority of First Nations in BC demand DFO take action and end open-net fish farming

“The overwhelming majority of First Nations in BC oppose open net fish farming due to the detrimental effects it has on wild salmon,” UBCIC President, Grand Chief Steward Phillip says. UBCIC says it’s time that the Feds to stop prioritizing industry , and start prioritizing the science that suggests the disease and viruses are damaging […]

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28 Nov
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Can wild and farmed fish co-exist?

Canada is lagging in protecting wild Pacific salmon, promoting innovation, and creating jobs via land based closed containment. If both wild and farmed salmon are to have a future in British Columbia, the salmon aquaculture industry must be transitioned out of BC waters and confined to land-based RAS facilities. Read BIV article here.

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26 Nov
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Will B.C. be next to ban open-net fish farms?

“With California, Washington, and Oregon banning the practice, that leaves B.C. as an outlier on the West Coast.” The federal government must follow through on its committment to phase out open-net pen fish farms by 2025. Canada shouldn’t be left behind. #endthepens. Read article on The Province here.

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