Federal Government accused of failing to act to protect sockeye salmon (summary of media coverage)

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Watershed Watch helped organize a press conference on October 30, 2013 marking a full year since Justice Bruce Cohen released the Final Report of the $26M “Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.” Despite the impressive strength of Cohen’s findings and the solid 75 recommendations tabled to protect Fraser River sockeye, government has taken no meaningful action on the Report or towards rebuilding salmon numbers. In fact, as representatives from science and First Nations believe, government has instead weakened protection of salmon and habitat. The media release One year after $26 million sockeye inquiry ended and still no government action—Experts fear government is retreating instead and the media advisory Government response still missing one year after sockeye inquiry final report —scientists, First Nations and conservationists call for action provide further details.

Also see our Cohen Report Card and sign and share our petition Call for Action on Cohen Commission Recommendations to add your voice to the call for action.

The following is a summary of media coverage on this issue:


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