29 Nov
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Majority of First Nations in BC demand DFO take action and end open-net fish farming

“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 […]

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28 Nov
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Can wild and farmed fish co-exist?

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.

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26 Nov
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Will B.C. be next to ban open-net fish farms?

“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.

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18 Nov
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Historic commitment to protect wild Pacific salmon in WA

Historic commitment to protect wild Pacific salmon    Today, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz in Washington State BANNED all open-net pen fish farms in public waters FOREVER. It’s time to #endthepens in BC as well. Read The Seattle Times here.

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15 Nov
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A huge WIN for Washington State and wild Pacific salmon

 A huge WIN for Washington State and wild Pacific salmon! “Today, we are returning our waters to wild fish and natural habitat. Today, we are freeing Puget Sound of enclosed cages.” – Hilary Franz, WA state public lands commissioner.  It’s time  for Canada’s Federal Government to act on their promise to voters and transition open-net pens out […]

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14 Nov
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Wild salmon survival depends on immediate and decisive action

“We are deeply concerned that wild salmon runs in B.C. have suffered from the impacts of fragmented management decisions at both the federal and provincial levels, decisions that have contributed to the precarious extinction-level state of wild salmon and which must now be corrected if we are to see wild salmon runs successfully rebound,” says […]

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11 Nov
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The science is clear, band-aid solutions won’t work

The science is clear, band-aid solutions won’t work. Watch video on why semi-closed containment systems will not protect wild salmon here. Video Credits: Clayoquot Action & Jérémy Mathieu. Read more on why salmon farms have to come out of the water from Living Oceans Society here. #EndThePens #WildSalmonFirst

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