Politico [May 21, 2024]
22 May
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Coalition across BC supports 2019 promise to remove salmon farms

In 2019, the Liberal platform promised to develop a responsible plan to transition from open-net pen salmon farming in coastal BC waters to closed containment systems by 2025. Over 120 First Nations across BC are aligned with an uncommon coalition of commercial fishers, tourism operators, business leaders, scientists and ENGOs in support of transitioning to […]

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CTV News (May 15, 2024)
16 May
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‘Namgis First Nation to reactivate 2019 judicial review of DFO

Chief Victor Isaac, ‘Namgis First Nation, has announced plans to reactivate a 2019 judicial review application to challenge DFO’s policy of not testing for piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) before stocking open net-pen salmon farms in BC. DFO’s reliance on the PRV policy, which refrains from testing for PRV before restocking open net-pens, is used to deny […]

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Victoria News (May 15, 2024)
16 May
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‘Namgis First Nation re-activates DFO policy review

Today, the ‘Namgis First Nation notified DFO that they are re-activating a judicial review on DFO’s policy of not testing for piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) prior to stocking open net-pen feedlots in BC. DFO’s reliance on the PRV policy, which refrains from testing for PRV before restocking open net-pens, is used to deny any claims that […]

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CTV News [May 7, 2024]
13 May
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Over 120 First Nations urge the Prime Minister to remove salmon farms in BC

​​First Nations leaders joined commercial fishers, tourism operators, business leaders, scientists and ENGOs to urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to follow through on his 2019 promise to transition open-net pen salmon farms out of BC waters by 2025. “All our livelihoods directly rely on the healthy wild salmon,” says Kyle Louis, VP, United Fisherman and […]

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Global News
10 May
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Groups across BC stand united calling to remove salmon farm

First Nations, commercial fishers, tourism operators, business leaders, scientists, and ENGOs across BC are standing united in their expectation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to remove ocean-polluting Atlantic salmon farms from coastal BC waters by 2025. “We want to see the Prime Minister’s mandate to two successive DFO Ministers properly embraced and acted upon by […]

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Global News
10 May
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Calls to stop open-net pen salmon farming in BC

In 2019, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a mandate letter to the Fisheries Minister to transition open-net pen salmon farms from coastal BC by 2025. “We’ve had two successive historic low returns and then we had the Big Bar Landslide, which stopped virtually all salmon from making it to the spawning grounds,” says Bob Chamberlin, […]

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CBC Radio-Canada [May 8, 2024]
09 May
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Leaders from across BC warn Trudeau to keep his 2019 promise

First Nations and business leaders from across BC are warning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep his 2019 promise to transition open-net pen salmon farms out of BC waters by 2025. “Justin Trudeau, will you keep your promise?” asks Sean Jones, a lawyer based in Vancouver, BC. Over 120 First Nations and 75% of British […]

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Vancouver Sun [May7, 2024]
08 May
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120+ First Nations and majority of BC stand united to end the pens

Over 120 First Nations, commercial fishers, tourism operators, business leaders, scientists and ENGOs stand united in urging Prime Minister Trudeau to keep his 2019 promise to transition open-net pen salmon farms out of BC waters by 2025. Chief Darren Blaney of Homalco First Nation–people of the rapids in and around Discovery Islands–compared the loss of […]

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The Globe & Mail (May 6, 2024)
06 May
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DFO under investigations for attempts to muzzle scientists

The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Harriet Solloway, is investigating attempts by officials from the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) to muzzle scientists from communicating their research showing open-net pen salmon farms cause harm to wild Pacific salmon populations. Solloway’s investigation of DFO focuses on two main issues: 1) attempting to prevent scientists from communicating […]

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The Globe & Mail (April 18, 2024)
19 Apr
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85 salmon farms still operating in BC despite federal promises

In 2019, the federal government promised to transition from open-net pen salmon farms in coastal BC waters by 2025. Despite this promise, there are still 85 salmon farms operating along BC’s west coast, with 66 of them are seeking renewals of licences that expire June 30. “It’s really troubling to see that a small group […]

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