Monthly Archives: July 2011

Watershed Watch joins with BC conservation groups to offer conditional support for MSC certification of B.C. pink salmon fisheries

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Watershed Watch joins with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Raincoast Conservation and the David Suzuki Foundation to offer conditional support to the Marine Stewardship Council’s recent certification of BC’s pink salmon fisheries.  The four conservation groups want assurance that 44 conditions will …

Feds silence scientist over West Coast salmon Study

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According to an article published in the Vancouver Sun the Privy Council Office in Ottawa has stopped Kristi Miller (a leading fisheries scientist based out of the Pacific Biological Station on Vancouver Island) from talking about recent research into a …

Times Colonist article: Will ‘Super, natural BC’ be here for your kids?

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In the Times Colonist article Will ‘Super, natural BC’ be here for your kids? James Walker, former assistant deputy minister in the provincial Ministry of Environment, and before that director of wildlife, discusses key issues that must be considered in …

Salmon Leaks Part 8: Fraser Sockeye Management, Habitat Use and Dynamics Expert Reports

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The Cohen Commission continued its examination of Fraser sockeye through several expert reports and a quick look at habitat enhancement and restoration.  Consultants and academics were the primary authors of the reports and were questioned while their reports were entered …

Watershed Watch and SkeenaWild Urge DFO to Act Quickly to Protect Beleaguered Skeena River Chum Stocks

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In the letter MSC condition being ignored in Area 4 fishery, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and SkeenaWild Conservation Trust highlight a condition not being met in the MSC certified Skeena River sockeye fishery that is putting beleaguered Skeena River chum …