09 Aug
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Appearance of pink salmon on Central Coast cheers First Nations

The appearance of a few thousand pink salmon show “numbers they haven’t seen in decades”, says Bob Chamberlin, Chair of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance. “The alliance was among conservation groups that campaigned to have salmon farms removed from migration routes that run through that group of islands and Chamberlin attributes the fish returning […]

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08 Aug
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Pink salmon show signs of recovery

Wild Pacific salmon are making a comeback in the Broughton Archipelago thanks to the transition away from open-net pen fish farms. It’s time to #endthepens in all BC waters. Watch the video on our Facebook page.

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06 Aug
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The removal of salmon farms is key to positive salmon returns

Bob Chamberlin, Chair, First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance comments on the positive salmon returns – “…the removal of the fish farms is one of the key things to ensure that we have a greater opportunity for good returns of salmon.” Listen to the interview here.

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05 Aug
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Fisheries official denies coverup allegations over research into endangered B.C. steelhead

B.C. Wildlife Federation executive director Jesse Zeman says DFO has been hiding the peer-reviewed steelhead fishery assessment from the public because it doctored the science advisory report and made its policy recommendation very different from the one in the assessment. Peer-reviewed scientific research concludes that fisheries should be restricted in order to save steelhead in the […]

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29 Jul
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Framework to transition away from open-net pen aquaculture in BC needs work.

Immature technology of semi-closed containment raises concerns. “What I am aiming to do is get input into a transition plan that will greatly minimize or eliminate the interaction between wild fish and cultured salmon,” said Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. “This is the first time a government has talked […]

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06 Jul
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Letter to DFO re: 2022 Marine Finfish Aquaculture Licences and Conditions of Licence

With open net pen salmon farm licenses extended for two years it is critical that DFO/Aquaculture Management Division staff implement more effective monitoring, measurement and consequences to the Conditions of Licence, in particular as regards sea lice, Tenacibaculum maritimum and Piscine orthoreovirus. Read this letter to learn more about the science and threats of open […]

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02 Jul
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Dwindling salmon stocks mean endangered BC orcas are going hungry, researchers say.

According to a new study from the University of British Columbia, endangered southern resident killer whales are missing thousands of their much needed daily calories. With fewer than 80 left in the wild, southern residents are the smallest orca population in the Pacific Northwest. They have not only been an iconic fixture in BC, but […]

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