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Salmon News Summary – August 25, 2016

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TOP 10 SALMON NEWS STORIES Fraser River sockeye salmon at lowest numbers since records began in 1893, (Georgia Straight, Aug 22 2016) The number of sockeye salmon returning to the Fraser River is expected to hit a record low this summer. …

“Business as Usual”: a critique of federal update on Cohen

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WHAT IS THE “COHEN INQUIRY”? The Cohen Inquiry was the largest investigation of wild salmon management in Canadian history, spurred by the devastating Fraser sockeye collapse in 2009. It cost taxpayers over $37 million and produced 75 recommendations widely recognized …

Resource: Summary of salmon returns and major fisheries to date for BC and Alaska – July 22, 2016

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Here is a summary of salmon returns so far this year—some good, some bad, some ugly. Prepared by Watershed Watch’s Fisheries Advisor, Greg Taylor. PDF is here- Salmon Summary: July 22, 2016.

DFO-Minister Tootoo Briefing Documents Released

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Document prepared by DFO for Minister of Fisheries Hunter Tootoo (recently released under the Access to Information Act) provide insight about how the Feds look at fisheries–from economics to conservation, aboriginal rights to aquaculture. It’s basically an introductory backgrounder on DFO, …

Our Land and Water: Negotiating a Fair Price for Water, Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being

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Author: Watershed Watch Salmon Society Date: May 2014 Summary:Today’s Landscape — Undervaluing healthy ecosystems and healthy humans You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know our planet has entered a new epoch of human impacts (dubbed the Anthropocene). If …