Media Releases

We Can Save Our Salmon and Eat Them Too

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For Immediate Release July 17, 2014 Conservationists and First Nations urge the public to eat more salmon from stock-selective fisheries, in new video released today   VANCOUVER, BC (July 17, 2014) – Fishermen can harvest more fish from healthy salmon …

Fishing plans announced by Feds decrease protection for endangered salmon stocks in BC

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Abundant stocks could be harvested without harming those at risk, but Ottawa and fishing industry aren’t on board For Immediate Release June 25, 2014 (PDF of this media release) Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2014) — In anticipation of large predicted …

Ottawa’s move to allow overfishing of salmon draws united condemnation from First Nations, fishermen, and conservationists

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For Immediate Release April 3, 2014 Vancouver — First Nations, recreational fishermen, and conservation groups from the Skeena River watershed are calling on Fisheries Minister Gail Shea to abandon a reckless fishing plan being proposed by the federal Department of Fisheries …

Hello two new open-net salmon farms and a 100% increase in production by 2025? Goodbye public process and transparency

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Media Release April 2, 2014 (Vancouver, B.C.) The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently announced their intent to increase open-net farmed salmon production in B.C. waters by 43% (to 100,000 metric tonnes) by 2020 with a further increase to 150,000 metric …

Conservation groups call on Auditor General due to lack of action on $26 million salmon inquiry recommendations funded by taxpayers

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Media Release February 24, 2014 Vancouver—Watershed Watch Salmon Society and SOS Marine Conservation Foundation today filed Environmental Petitions with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. While the federal government is to be commended for initiating the Cohen Commission …