Category Archives: Salmon Leaks

Salmon Leaks Part 13: Water, Cumulative Impacts and DFO Final Summary Panel

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Nearing the end of regularly scheduled hearings, the Cohen Commission wrapped up with sessions on Hydro and Cumulative Effects. In addition, a senior DFO management panel was brought back for a final wrap-up. Although these were the last hearings of …

Salmon Leaks Part 12: Habitat in the Marine Environment and Aboriginal Fishing

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The Cohen Commission approached the three-quarter mark in terms of days in hearing and turned to a new topic—Habitat in the Marine Environment, which included testimony from DFO and non-DFO scientists. Subsequently, the commission took another look at Aboriginal Fishing. …

Salmon Leaks Part 11: The Cohen Aquaculture Daily

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From August 22nd to September 8th, evidence related to diseases and aquaculture will be presented to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River. Anticipating the volume of information that will result from …

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, …