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A Death Sentence for Fraser River Steelhead

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This is how extinction happens. According to the provincial government’s latest numbers on Interior Fraser steelhead, last winter’s return was the second lowest on record, and the province has re-affirmed that these fish are of “extreme conservation concern.”  Two days …

Salmon returns and fishing in BC: Highlights from the 2018 season

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Executive Summary Overall, last year (2018) was another dismal one for B.C.’s wild salmon. All along our coast, and across the province, formerly abundant wild salmon runs came back in desperately low numbers, leading to unprecedented fishing closures. Thankfully, a …

Wild Salmon Advisory Council Ignores Science and Communities

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The provincial government’s initiative to develop a “made in B.C. wild salmon strategy,” has been a disaster. To be fair, the province has taken action on many things that will help wild salmon, like reforming the fish farm industry and …

Keeping the Environment in the Conversation: 15 Questions To Ask Your Municipal Candidates

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With municipal elections only 20 days away, we need to know where our candidates stand on the environment. In collaboration with the Canadian Freshwater Alliance and Fraser Riverkeeper, we’ve written up some questions to ask candidates who come knocking at …

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 …