Strong sockeye salmon returns seen in BC – but sockeye returns are down 60% in the Fraser River where open net pen salmon farms are in the path of migrating salmon. DFO’s open net pen salmon farm transition plan must ensure removal of all salmon farms from BC waters by 2025. Watch the video on […]
Sockeye salmon returns down by 60% in the Fraser River; but returns are up 50-60% in BC regions where salmon don’t need to run the gauntlet of fish farms. Hear from Bob Chamberlin, Chair of the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance, on CKNW 980 AM – “Weekend Mornings with Stirling Faux.”
Far from “sustainable”, ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms are actually petri dishes for parasites, bacteria and viruses. With so many of these farms “located on salmon migration routes”, these pathogens are inevitably spreading to wild salmon through the open nets. Read the full article from Washington Post.
Returns for BC sockeye salmon in the Fraser River raises concern as estimates drop by the millions. “The small Fraser runs are a concerning anomaly that may point to the impact of human activity”, says Greg Taylor, Senior Fisheries Adviser with Watershed Watch Salmon Society. Read the full CBC article.
According to revised estimates of the Pacific Salmon Commission, “this year’s returns of Fraser River sockeye salmon are falling drastically short of pre-season forecasts”. “To see the Fraser River runs decline so precipitously by comparison ‘is very disturbing,’” says Greg Taylor, a fisheries adviser for the Watershed Watch Salmon Society. Read the full article from […]
With Pink salmon returns exceeding all expectations, we’d like to thank the Broughton First Nations for insisting on the removal of open net pen fish farms on the key migration routes of pink salmon. #endthepens Speak up for wild Pacific salmon. Add your voice to the Wild First Pledge.
“Not every victim has a voice. Off the coast of B.C.’s Vancouver Island, wild salmon started dying by the millions 20 years ago. No one could figure out why. But one scientist uncovered evidence that part of the blame could be found under the water of the fish farms — and exposed industrial farming of […]
Ahta River pink salmon returns were down to about 200 fish two years ago and are now up to thousands of pinks – this “shows that the fish can rebound when you remove the fish farms from key outmigration locations.” Hear more as Gloria Macarenko interviews Bob Chamberlin on CBC.
In 2018, the B.C. government, First Nations and the salmon farming industry reached an agreement to phase out 17 open-net farms in the Broughton Archipelago between 2019 and 2023. The agreement was negotiated to establish a farm-free migration corridor to help reduce harm to wild salmon.”The strong pink salmon run comes two years after the […]
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 […]