30 Oct
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In the News: “The biggest threat to wild Pacific salmon is Fisheries and Oceans Canada”

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 of caution — but did nothing to reform the institution responsible for one of the world’s greatest self-inflicted ecological disasters.

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