A First Nations leadership alliance is calling for the immediate end to salmon farming using open-net pens in B.C. waters, citing the threat of sea lice to wild fish stocks. Read the full story at Canada’s National Observer: B.C. First Nations leaders want immediate end to open-net salmon farms
B.C.’s First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is calling for an immediate end to marine-based salmon farming in the province, following reports by B.C. fish farm owners that show 37 per cent of facilities, or 19 farms across the province, exceed government sea lice limits. Read the full story at Victoria News: First Nations call for […]
Two First Nations are calling for the closure of a fish farm off the east coast of Vancouver Island following the escape of 1,000 Atlantic salmon into their territorial waters in May. Read the full story at Canada’s National Observer: B.C. First Nations call on province for immediate closure of salmon farm
Seven projects will get $3M under joint federal/provincial program to reverse declines. Restoring wild salmon stocks and improving habitat across B.C. are the focus of new projects jointly funded by the federal and provincial governments. Read the full story at Victoria News: Government pledges $3M to improve salmon stocks, restoration in B.C.
Kuterra’s Atlantic salmon is raised on the Pacific coast, a kilometre away from the ocean. Read the full story at North Island Gazette: First Nations-owned land-based fish farm recommended by Ocean Wise
In the News: “Findings from the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) related to Piscine orthoreovirus in British Columbia”
Over the past several years, there have been increasing public concerns over the role of infectious disease in BC salmon declines, and specifically whether open-net salmon farming may increase pathogen exposure and disease risks to wild Pacific salmon. One pathogen, piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), has been of particular public concern, as it is the causative agent […]
BREAKING: We are encouraged to see the federal government putting Wild First by pledging to work with British Columbia and Indigenous communities to create a plan for transition from open net-pen fish farms in our coastal waters by 2025. There is significant work to be done and we are committed to this pursuit of a […]
Read the full story on CTV News: Wild salmon once again swimming in potentially dangerous bloodwater in B.C.
In the News: “Some B.C. salmon runs face ‘meaningful chance of extinction’ after landslide, despite rescue mission”
Read the full story on CBC News: Some B.C. salmon runs face ‘meaningful chance of extinction’ after landslide, despite rescue mission