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Suzuki, groups call for moratorium on new salmon farm tenures

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August 13, 2015 Four new farms allowed despite ongoing policy review and threats to wild salmon VANCOUVER—Environmental organizations, fishermen and David Suzuki joined today in calling on the Province of British Columbia to impose an unequivocal moratorium on the granting …

Conservation groups call on DFO to modify their fisheries in the face of extreme conditions for salmon

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Six conservation groups representing the Marine Conservation Caucus (MCC) are calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to act on their own acknowledgement that river conditions for spawning salmon are unprecedented and reduced mixed stock marine fisheries are …

100,000+ signature petition presented in B.C. legislature

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MEDIA RELEASE 100,000+ signature petition to be presented in B.C. legislature Citizens, First Nations, conservation groups and business leaders call on premier to stop salmon farm expansion Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Victoria — More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling …

Fraser River sockeye runs were overfished in 2014 by 1.4 million

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PRESS RELEASE Fraser River sockeye runs were overfished in 2014 by 1.4 million “It was only due to dumb luck that the overfishing wasn’t extreme” April 9, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – Despite a large return of sockeye to the mouth …

Feds propose increased fishing on endangered salmon runs – Salmon society asks British Columbians to speak out

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April 2, 2015 (Vancouver, B.C.) Amid ongoing controversy over mismanagement of the commercial herring fishery, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is facing fresh criticism for proposing to increase the catch of endangered salmon. The Watershed Watch Salmon Society calls the proposals in …