Listen to “Mornings with Simi” – Stopping the spying, The history of FBI raids & Pink salmon coming home strong, on August 9, 2022 47:19-55:54 – to hear more about the planning process for transitioning open net pen salmon farms out of BC waters.
“This year’s significant rebound in pink salmon returns present compelling evidence that it is the salmon lice sloughed-off from open-net salmon farms that was (and remains) the primary cause of critical declines in the returns of wild salmon,” says the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance. Read the article in BIV.
Bob Chamberlin, Chair of the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance speaks on the increased pink salmon returns seen since the Broughton Archipelago open net salmon farms were removed. Seeing thousands of pink salmon versus around 200 “bode(s) well for the environment, the animals and the economy of the North Island”. Listen to full interview on […]
Bob Chamberlin, Chair, First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance comments on the positive salmon returns – “…the removal of the fish farms is one of the key things to ensure that we have a greater opportunity for good returns of salmon.” Listen to the interview here.
B.C. Wildlife Federation executive director Jesse Zeman says DFO has been hiding the peer-reviewed steelhead fishery assessment from the public because it doctored the science advisory report and made its policy recommendation very different from the one in the assessment. Peer-reviewed scientific research concludes that fisheries should be restricted in order to save steelhead in the […]
Immature technology of semi-closed containment raises concerns. “What I am aiming to do is get input into a transition plan that will greatly minimize or eliminate the interaction between wild fish and cultured salmon,” said Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. “This is the first time a government has talked […]
Land based closed containment utilizes a new technology called recirculation aquaculture systems. Salmon swim in tanks filled with filtered, recirculated water and the salmon never touch the ocean, eliminating the use of chemicals and damage to the environment. Read more on the harmful impacts of open net pen salmon farms and the benefits of land […]
The UBCIC Chiefs Council calls for federal and provincial governments to place a moratorium on new licenses for open-net salmon farming in the Discovery Islands, and to fulfill the 2025 Open-Net Transition Plan salmon farming phase-out commitments as soon as possible. Read more here.
Read this Globe and Mail article to hear about how open net pen salmon farms pose serious threats to the environment and human health; and why land based closed containment is the future.