Author Archives: Stan Proboszcz

Salmon Leaks Part 10: Cultus Lake sockeye, Wild Salmon Policy, Human Impacts and Aboriginal Fishing

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The Cohen Inquiry brought its focus to several new topics and a couple it previously examined.  A number of interesting documents were made public. See transcripts for the sessions on predators, contaminants, fisheries monitoring and enforcement below: May 30 Cultus …

Salmon Leaks Part 9: Predation, Contaminants and Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement

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The Cohen Inquiry continued to tackle more issues in its efforts to investigate the decline of Fraser sockeye. The commission turned to examining the effects of predators, contaminants, fisheries monitoring and enforcement. See transcripts for the sessions on predators, contaminants, …

Salmon Leaks Part 8: Fraser Sockeye Management, Habitat Use and Dynamics Expert Reports

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The Cohen Commission continued its examination of Fraser sockeye through several expert reports and a quick look at habitat enhancement and restoration.  Consultants and academics were the primary authors of the reports and were questioned while their reports were entered …

Salmon Leaks Part 7: DFO Habitat Management and Enforcement Panel

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After a break in the hearings, the Cohen Commission looking into the decline in Fraser River sockeye continued with an overview session on habitat management which served as an introduction to more specific upcoming habitat sessions on gravel extraction and …

Salmon Leaks Part 6: A Thorough Cross-examination of DFO’s Regional Director of Science—Dr. Laura Richards

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The inquiry examining the decline of Fraser River sockeye continued and heard testimony from the head of science in the Pacific Region—Dr. Laura Richards. Richards was brought back to the stand on Mar 17 to answer questions related to an …