Monthly Archives: August 2013

Business in Vancouver article: Federal government failing to reverse salmon decline in B.C.

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Peter Ladner provides a clear overview of the lack of government action taken on Justice Cohen’s recommendations regarding Fraser sockeye management in the Business in Vancouver article Federal government failing to reverse salmon decline in B.C. For more information on the …

Craig Orr comments on impact of chum fishery on Dean River steelhead and depleted chum stocks in the Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail article Steelhead stocks on Dean River ‘hammered’ by chum fishery details the affects of the chum fishery near Bella Coola on steelhead in the Dean River. Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, states, “the chum fishery should …

Open Letter to Jim Pattison on Resolving Salmon Conservation Issues

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Raincoast Conservation Foundation have issued the following open letter to Jim Pattison regarding discards of endangered salmon in his commercial salmon fisheries. Open letter to Jim Pattison: Request to Meet to Resolve Conservation …

Media Release: Conservation groups say federal investigation is scapegoating fishermen: “DFO and Pattison Group throwing a few fishermen under the bus won’t fix systemic problems”

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MEDIA RELEASE — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PDF of Release Vancouver (August 19, 2013) — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced they are investigating the fishermen shown in a controversial video released last week that documents serious violations of …

Aaron Hill comments on discarded salmon in Global TV interview

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Watershed Watch Ecologist Aaron Hill comments on the waste of salmon due to improper handling in the North Coast seine fishery in the Global TV segment “Fishermen waste salmon species.” For more information on this issue see the original media …