Watching out for BC’s Wild Salmon.


Our focus is to elevate the dialogue surrounding wild salmon and to improve our chances of saving them.

  • Feds unmuzzle the scientists!

    Ottawa un-muzzling the scientists

    With a new government and newly installed cabinet, Canada took steps to unmuzzle the scientists. We received word that DFO scientists are now  at liberty to answer questions from all media about their work, without requiring advance clearance. Watershed Watch applauds this quick move, …

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  • Lice on pink salmon

    Watershed Watch joins call for moratorium on BC salmon farm tenures

    Watershed Watch joins environmental organizations, fishermen and David Suzuki in calling on the Province of British Columbia to impose an unequivocal moratorium on the granting of new licences to open netpen fish farms, in the wake of news that new …

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  • Photo by Tavish Campbell

    Weekly Salmon News Summary

    Check out our weekly update- a curated summary from Watershed Watch of stories in the news about Pacific Salmon, aquaculture, and related issues.

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  • Lina Azeez

    1400km on the Fraser River

    Lina Azeez from Watershed Watch joins the Sustainable Living Leadership program in an expedition running the length of the Fraser River. Follow her adventure.

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  • Stan Proboszcz responds to fish farm expansion in B.C.

    Industry pushes to expand fish farms

    Industry pushes to expand open-net salmon farms on the B.C. coast, dismissing critics and concern for wild salmon.

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Latest Updates

Budget cuts at DFO have led to lack of transparency

Conservationists sound off on growing privatization of fisheries management.   Aaron Hill, Executive Director of Watershed Watch Salmon Society, discusses the lack of transparency at DFO when violations come to light. When Hill continued pressing the department, he said the response he got …

November 16, 2015

Hunter Tootoo: Canada’s new Minister of Fisheries

We welcome the announcement this week of the new minister of Fisheries. Watershed Watch looks forward to working with Nunavut MP Hunter Tootoo, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.  

November 6, 2015
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