Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Last Day to Make Submissions to the Cohen Inquiry Through Their Website is Monday, October 3, 2011

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The final day to make submissions to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River through the Commission’s website is October 3, 2011.  Submissions can be made through the Inquiry’s online submission form.  …

Watershed Watch quoted in Globe and Mail article: Bureaucrats questioned on principle of Fisheries Act at Cohen Commission

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Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, comments on testimony heard at the Cohen Inquiry in the Globe and Mail article Bureaucrats questioned on principle of Fisheries Act at Cohen Commission.  After a panel of bureaucrats from Fisheries and Oceans Canada …

Evergreen Cultural Centre presents Kwikwetlem: Red Fish up the River

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A new exhibition at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Kwikwetlem: Red Fish up the River features Kwikwetlem First Nation cultural objects and regalia, contemporary and archival documentation and contemporary Coast Salish art, including works by Jody Broomfield (Squamish), Darren Blaney (Homalco), …

Watershed Watch Executive Director quoted in Vancouver Sun article: Fraser River sockeye salmon’s future depends on increasing funding to let DFO do its job

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“It’s disconcerting to many of us why we don’t get more serious about protecting wild salmon on this coast.” -  This quote by Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, that leads off the Vancouver Sun article Fraser River sockeye salmon’s …

Globe and Mail article: Lake Babine natives celebrate revived sockeye fishery

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A selective fishery on the Babine River was reopened this year after being shut down in 1906. The fishery invovled a counting fence and lake beach seining, both techniques that allow a high degree of sorting so only the targeted …