Wild First applauds Minister Jordan’s important decision not to allow restocking of fish farms in the Discovery Islands
Wild First congratulates Minister Jordan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, for her decision not to allow restocking of fish farms in the Discovery Islands, and for her decision not to extend Cermaq’s current license in the Discovery Islands area beyond June 2022. Thank you Minister Jordan, for listening to First Nations and the vast majority of […]
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When government scientists warned the DFO that bacteria causing mouth rot in farm salmon appeared to be killing the highly endangered Fraser River sockeye salmon, the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association was briefed. The minister of Fisheries, who was consulting First Nations about the impact of salmon farms on sockeye salmon, was not. Read Alexandra Morton’s […]
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