Wild First is pleased that the Federal Court dismissed Cermaq’s motion to force the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to reconsider her rejection of Cermaq’s applications to re-stock two open net pen fish farms in the Okisollo Channel. In December 2020, the Minister announced that open net-pen fish farms in the Discovery Islands would be […]
VANCOUVER — The federal government says it will close several commercial Pacific salmon fisheries in British Columbia and Yukon beginning this season to conserve fish stocks that are on the “verge of collapse.” Read more from CTV News.
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 […]
A UBC study using genomic sequencing has found the piscine orthoreovirus has been transmitted from B.C. fish farms to wild Pacific chinook for at least a decade, leading researchers to call for a “precautionary approach” to salmon farming. Read more from BIV.
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 […]
New research from UBC, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Genome BC & Pacific Salmon Foundation traces the origin of PRV (which causes kidney and liver damage in wild Chinook salmon) to Atlantic salmon farms in Norway, and finds that the virus is nearly ubiquitous in BC’s open net pen fish farms. Read more from […]
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 […]
BREAKING: We are encouraged to see the federal government putting Wild First by pledging to work with British Columbia and Indigenous communities to create a plan for transition from open net-pen fish farms in our coastal waters by 2025. There is significant work to be done and we are committed to this pursuit of a […]
Read the full story on Global News: DFO ‘exploring all options’ to help salmon impacted by Fraser River rock slide
Read the full story on The Star: Ottawa to fund 23 projects to help restore B.C.’s fragile salmon stocks