Media Conference today at 10am: One year after $26 million sockeye inquiry ended and still no government action—Experts fear government is retreating instead
A press conference today marked 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 expressed today, 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 provides further details.
For more information on the media conference participants see the advisory Government response still missing one year after sockeye inquiry final report —scientists, First Nations and conservationists call for action.
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.