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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,” […]
“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. […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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.
“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.
Open net-pens took a one-two punch after operations closures were announced in both BC and Washington state
A major announcement in Washington State last week, and great to see the shíshálh Nation taking the lead in BC with the removal of fish farms in their territory. 👊🎉 “It puts a lot of pressure on our federal government to follow through with its commitment to remove the rest of the open net-pen at salmon […]
DFO accused of suppressing research on fish farm virus in BC, despite warnings it could harm wild salmon
“By suppressing Dr. Rimstad’s research, DFO avoided its regulatory obligations in order to benefit industry,” Wild First, House of Commons, FOPO Submission 2022. BC is the last jurisdiction on the west coast to still allow open-net pen fish farms. It’s time to listen to the science and #endthepens. Read The Globe & Mail article here.