Another article confirming the need to continue to transition open net pen fish farms out of BC waters. Read more from The Walrus.
‘We need that plan’: 109 B.C. fish farm licences soon set to expire, but federal transition strategy missing | The Narwhal
On the heels of a new stakeholder engagement report from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, scientists and Indigenous advocates are renewing calls to phase out west coast fish farms and restore devastated wild salmon stocks. Read more in The Narwhal.
Vast majority of British Columbians (86%) are concerned about declining wild salmon stocks (Insights West poll, July 2021)
According to a recent Insights West poll, 86% of British Columbians are concerned about declining wild salmon stocks. Additionally, 75% of British Columbians support transition away from open net pen fish farms, and 66% feel the transition needs to happen immediately. Vancouver, BC — Insights West released a poll on Friday, July 23rd examining public […]
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 […]
Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province, approved a bill on June 20th that bans salmon farming in open net pens. “I have been fighting the global salmon farming industry for over two decades and the tide is now turning against this toxic industry,” said Don Staniford, a scientist, researcher and activist, in a release from […]
Norwegian salmon farming is moving indoors and further afield – to the United States. By raising the salmon on land, the industry is attempting to move away from the river or sea cages that have invited criticism over a slew of issues. Read more from Bangkok Post.
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 […]
The decline of wild Pacific salmon stocks ranks among British Columbians’ top three concerns—behind only COVID-19 and poverty—according to new polling from Insights West and Sierra Club BC. Read the release here.