Watershed Watch quoted in Globe and Mail article: Bureaucrats questioned on principle of Fisheries Act at Cohen Commission

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Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, comments on testimony heard at the Cohen Inquiry in the Globe and Mail article Bureaucrats questioned on principle of Fisheries Act at Cohen Commission.  After a panel of bureaucrats from Fisheries and Oceans Canada testified that the “no net loss” policy of the Fisheries Act was never meant to achieve “measureable results”, Orr stated “It tells me we will see less enforcement and less habitat protection in the future.  After sitting here 1,000 hours, I think this is the most depressing testimony I’ve heard.”

Watershed Watch is a member of the Conservation Coalition for the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.  For more information on the Inquiry see our Fraser Sockeye Inquiry page and the Cohen Commission’s website.


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