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Watershed Watch quoted in Vancouver Sun article: Ottawa to slash red tape for fish farms

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Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, comments on plans to expand salmon farming in BC in the Vancouver Sun article Ottawa to slash red tape for fish farms. The article states “The Harper government is laying the regulatory groundwork for a …

Predicted high numbers of Fraser River sockeye could mean trouble for weaker salmon stocks

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Watershed Watch Ecologist, Aaron Hill, comments on the threat to weak salmon stocks in the Surrey Leader article Super sockeye run could whack weak stocks. Hill states, “People have sockeye fever. The problem is the huge return is being driven by …

Media Release: 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 …

Media Release: 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 …

Do you agree with two new open-net salmon farms being proposed?

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Two completely new open-net salmon farms are now being proposed. Let’s resist this senseless expansion together. Sign and share our growing petition to protect wild salmon at http://www.watershed-watch.org/cohen-petition/. This expansion is counter intuitive to all the published science that highlights …