Media Releases

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 …

PRESS RELEASE: Public forum to share information on proposed hazardous waste treatment facility

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January 13, 2014 Chilliwack — On Saturday January 18th, 2014 from 2-4pm community partners are hosting a public forum to discuss the proposed location of a hazardous waste treatment facility on the flood plain of the Fraser River in Chilliwack. …

First Nations, recreational, environmental and community groups unite against Aevitas hazardous waste site proposed for Fraser River floodplain

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For Immediate Release December 17, 2013 The potential of a catastrophic fish kill due to leaching into the Fraser River of hazardous materials has united First Nations, environmentalists and Sport Fishing organizations in opposition to a proposed hazardous waste site. Aevitas Inc. …