Globe and Mail article: DFO’s stifling of research a case of déjà vu

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The Globe and Mail article DFO’s stifling of research a case of déjà vu discusses a recent paper in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences by Drs. Jeffery Hutchings, Carl Walters, and Richard Haedrich that highlights two previous cases where Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has prevented the dicussion of scientific findings that don’t “conform to political agendas.”

The article also discusses Dr. Kristi Miller’s recently published paper in the journal Science on a suspected virus affecting sockeye salmon, and how she has not been allowed to discuss the findings of this research with the media.  Although she is due to testify as part of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Fraser River Sockeye, this likely won’t happen for another several months.

 

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