Monthly Archives: February 2013

Media Release: Four months after Cohen Final Report on Fraser River Sockeye – No passing grade for government

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Media Release February 25, 2013 “Cohen Report Card” launched On October 31, 2012, after 18 months of testimony and $26 million, the Cohen Commission’s Final Report “The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye” was released. The Report was heralded …

Watershed Watch co-sponsors SFU’s presentation Charting a Course of Action on Cohen Commission Recommendations

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society is a proud participant and co-sponsor of Simon Fraser University’s Speaking for the Salmon free public lecture Fraser Sockeye Salmon: An Uncertain Future – Charting a Course of Action on Cohen Commission Recommendations. Wednesday, February 27, …

New legislation establishes more parks and conservancies in BC

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The BC Ministry of Environment media release Legislation establishes more parks and conservancies announces, “Nearly 276, 000 hectares was added to the BC Parks system through legislation introduced today, announced Environment Minister Terry Lake. Bill 5 – the Protected Areas …

Watershed Watch joins other conservation groups in call for European salmon retailers to support MSC-certified Alaskan salmon

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The Seafood Source article Groups ask Europe to support MSC Alaska salmon, reports “Several conservation groups in Canada and the U.S. (including the Pacific Salmon Foundation, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, David Suzuki Foundation, Wild Fish Conservancy, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and Watershed …

Craig Orr quoted in NPR article: Conditions Allow For More Sustainable-Labeled Seafood

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The NPR article Conditions Allow For More Sustainable-Labeled Seafood discusses the meaning of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) “sustainable” label. The article reports that the numerous conditions that are placed on a certified fishery mean that although the fishery may …