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.
In the News: “UBCIC: Federal Government’s Ties to Fish Farm Industry and Monopoly on Research Hastening Demise of Wild Salmon”
((Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – October 21, 2020) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is demanding transparency and accountability from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) regarding their continued jeopardization of wild salmon stocks. Read the full article.
This weekend at a stop in Campbell River, NDP leader John Horgan promised that if his party is re-elected they would increase spending on protecting wild salmon. Guest: Bob Chamberlin, chair of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance. Listen to the episode.
Breaking News: “Scientist at Department of Fisheries and Oceans says Ottawa is too beholden to fish farm industry”
A federal scientist has accused the Department of Fisheries and Oceans of underplaying the threat of open-net fish farms to Pacific salmon and too often acting in the interests of British Columbia’s profitable fish farming industry. Read the full article at The Globe and Mail: Scientist at Department of Fisheries and Oceans says Ottawa is […]
During their miraculous but perilous journey from inland spawning grounds, down rivers, out to sea, and back again years later, Pacific wild salmon often must pass open-net coastal salmon farms. Here they swim through waters that can harbour parasitic sea lice and harmful viruses and bacteria. Read the full article.
Skeena Sockeye Century Project using salmon DNA to map future recovery strategies. The Prince Rupert Port Authority is investing $50,000 into a research project to help map out salmon recovery strategies in a time of global climate change. Read the article here.