Salmon fisheries threaten B.C.’s wild salmon. We have one last chance to save them. Read the full Globe and Mail Opinion piece. Opinion_ Salmon fisheries threaten B.C.’s wild salmon. We have one last chance to save them – The Globe and Mail
CANADALAND article exposes SeaWestNews as The Salmon-Farm Industry’s Propagandistic “News Site” with Jesse Brown hosting CANADALAND Podcast – “Fake News from Fish Farms”.
Wild First applauds Karen Wristen, executive director of Living Oceans Society for her efforts to correct ongoing misinformation about the transition to land-based closed containment fish farms. In her response to a recent opinion piece in the Province from John Paul Fraser, director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association, Wristen rightly states that “the table is set” for this transition—and […]
TIMELINE: Ocean-based fish farm companies have had extensive notice that a transition from open net pen fish farms was coming
The effects of open net pen fish farms on wild Pacific salmon have been well-researched and documented for decades. Open net pen fish farm companies have had extensive notice that a transition to modern sustainable aquaculture, through land based closed containment, was coming. Timeline In 2012, Mr. Justice Cohen concluded that: ….net-pen salmon farming in the […]
“The fish farm industry has known for years of the very real potential for the closure order. The Aquaculturists website printed a letter by the Pacific Salmon Foundation in May 2018 which emphasized the need for transition to closed containment due to the risks to perilously low stocks of wild salmon posed by sea lice […]
In the News: Jim Abram, Strathcona Regional District Director Representing Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets, states that he supports the Minister’s recent decision to remove open net-pen farms.
Transitioning the Discovery Islands open-net pen fish farms to land-based closed containment will benefit wild salmon, First Nations, commercial fishers, sport fishers and ecotourism groups. Listen to full interview here.
Chief Bob Chamberlin, Chair of The First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance, on CKNW discusses how Minister Jordan’s decision to remove open-net pen fish farms out of the Discovery Islands was an outcome of consultation with seven First Nations whose territories these fish farms reside in. Listen to full interview here.
“The salmon has always been a barometer for the health of the planet. Now industrial-scale farming is bringing pollution, plagues of sea lice and threatening the future of wild salmon.” – The Guardian Read the full article here.
In the News: New findings from The Pacific Salmon Foundation Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) conclude that numerous infective agents are present in the millions of fish held in open-net-pen salmon farms.
This research reaffirms the important decision from the Federal Government, in consultation with First Nations, to transition from open-net-pen salmon farms in BC. Read the full report here.