“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 […]
In the News: Jim Abram, Strathcona Regional District Director Representing Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets, states that he supports the Minister’s recent decision to remove open net-pen farms.
Transitioning the Discovery Islands open-net pen fish farms to land-based closed containment will benefit wild salmon, First Nations, commercial fishers, sport fishers and ecotourism groups. Listen to full interview here.
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.
“The salmon has always been a barometer for the health of the planet. Now industrial-scale farming is bringing pollution, plagues of sea lice and threatening the future of wild salmon.” – The Guardian Read the full article here.
In the News: New findings from The Pacific Salmon Foundation Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) conclude that numerous infective agents are present in the millions of fish held in open-net-pen salmon farms.
This research reaffirms the important decision from the Federal Government, in consultation with First Nations, to transition from open-net-pen salmon farms in BC. Read the full report here.
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 […]
Dear friends, We’re so very pleased to let you know that today Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Bernadette Jordan and the Government of Canada announced that all open net-pen fish farms will be removed from the Discovery Islands effective June 30th 2022!! Today is a good day for wild Pacific salmon as we are finally […]
In the News: “DNA presence of pathogens harmful to fish almost triples near B.C. salmon farms: study”
Industry, DFO caution the research does not correlate to disease transmission. Wild salmon may be almost three times more likely to encounter harmful pathogens near salmon farms, a new study has found. Read the full article.
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 […]
In the News: “New study suggests fish farms raise risk of exposure to infectious disease for wild B.C. salmon”
Researchers looked for DNA from pathogens at active and inactive aquaculture operations. A new study suggests that the presence of active fish farms in B.C. waters can more than double the chance of finding genetic material from pathogens that cause disease in wild salmon. Read the full article.