03 Mar
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In the News: High time to move fish farms on land

“The fish farm industry has known for years of the very real potential for the closure order. The Aquaculturists website printed a letter by the Pacific Salmon Foundation in May 2018 which emphasized the need for transition to closed containment due to the risks to perilously low stocks of wild salmon posed by sea lice […]

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21 Feb
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In the News: “THEY KNEW THIS WAS COMING.”

Chief Bob Chamberlin, Chair of The First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, on CKNW discusses how Minister Jordan’s decision to remove open-net pen fish farms out of the Discovery Islands was an outcome of consultation with seven First Nations whose territories these fish farms reside in. Listen to full interview here.

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26 Jan
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In the News: First Nations leadership shows strong support for Discovery Islands decision

Recently, the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) voiced their ongoing support for Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Bernadette Jordan and the Government of Canada’s recent decision to remove all open-net pen fish farms from the Discovery Islands effective June 30th 2022. In response to a court challenge launched by three major open-net pen salmon farmers seeking […]

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30 Oct
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In the News: “The biggest threat to Wild Pacific Salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada”

Thirty years ago, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) mismanaged the Atlantic cod fishery into near oblivion — ignoring the scientists who foresaw the collapse. Instead, DFO rigged the science to support an unsustainable commercial fishery. Politicians vowed “never again,” and enshrined the precautionary principle into law — always err on the side […]

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