Category Archives: Policy and Management

Defending our Killer Whales and Chinook Salmon

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Our southern resident killer whales, now numbered at just 76, face imminent extinction if we do not take immediate and decisive action. The fate of these whales is intricately intertwined with decisions we make on managing our Fraser chinook salmon …

Coquitlam River Update by Craig Orr

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Coquitlam River: Hollywood North While Vancouver may be known as Hollywood North, the title once belonged to the Coquitlam River. As many watershed residents still recall, John Wayne once regularly trekked the river, inspired by its wild salmon.  Sadly, the …

Wanted: Your Feedback on DFO Plan for Wild Salmon

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The 2005 Wild Salmon Policy is a roadmap for restoring and maintaining healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats. Thanks to your letters, calls, and presence at the Wild Salmon Policy Open House in March 2017 we stopped the …

Watershed Watch and Living Oceans Society Applaud Investigation of Provincial Fish Health Lab

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A review of the provincial Animal Health Laboratory and its fish health program is long overdue, according to Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Living Oceans Society .  While critics claim the investigation is unwarranted, Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Living …

Our Response to September 2017 Cohen Inquiry Update

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society Responds to DFO September 28, 2017 update on Implementation of the Cohen Inquiry Recommendations What is the Cohen Inquiry? The Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River was headed by …