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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Land based closed containment utilizes a new technology called recirculation aquaculture systems. Salmon swim in tanks filled with filtered, recirculated water and the salmon never touch the ocean, eliminating the use of chemicals and damage to the environment. Read more on the harmful impacts of open net pen salmon farms and the benefits of land […]
The UBCIC Chiefs Council calls for federal and provincial governments to place a moratorium on new licenses for open-net salmon farming in the Discovery Islands, and to fulfill the 2025 Open-Net Transition Plan salmon farming phase-out commitments as soon as possible. Read more here.
Read this Globe and Mail article to hear about how open net pen salmon farms pose serious threats to the environment and human health; and why land based closed containment is the future.
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 […]
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 […]