Contentious BC salmon fishery set to receive eco-certification

Posted by Trish Hall on

Conservationist objections to the eco-certification of one of the most endangered fisheries on Canada’s west coast were dismissed Monday, clearing the way for Fraser River sockeye salmon to be branded as “sustainable” seafood. Nearly all of the Fraser River’s sockeye populations collapsed last year after only 13% of the expected 10.5 million salmon returned to spawn. A federal judicial inquiry is currently investigating the failed sockeye fisheries management regime that the MSC is now about to grant its seal of approval.

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