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Conservation Groups Applaud Investigation of Provincial Fish Health Lab

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Lab’s diagnostic methods and public communications merit scrutiny VANCOUVER – A review of the provincial Animal Health Laboratory and its fish health program is long overdue, according to two B.C. conservation organizations.  While critics claim the investigation is unwarranted, Watershed …

Time-lapse photography of flood gates that open daily, July 11-16, 2014, Nathan Slough, Langley/Abbotsford.

SFU Report Shows Flood Infrastructure Impact Fraser Salmon: UVic research reveals huge gap in oversight

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SFU Report Shows Flood Infrastructure Impact Fraser Salmon UVic research reveals huge gap in oversight October 4, 2017 (Burnaby) — Two reports released this week bring new insight into the state of salmon habitat in the Fraser Valley. One study, …

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New study highlights need for re-connecting waterways in the lower Fraser

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  New study highlights need for re-connecting waterways in the lower Fraser (April 29, 2016) VANCOUVER—A new paper published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences looks at the impacts of small-scale barriers such as floodgates in tributaries …

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Fishery Debacle: Emails Reveal Deception By DFO

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MEDIA RELEASE   EMAILS REVEAL DECEPTION BY DFO FOLLOWING FISHERY DEBACLE Catch limits exceeded as vessel ran aground while fishing out-of-bounds     January 28, 2016 (Vancouver, B.C.)-  Managers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada misled the public last summer regarding …

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Suzuki, groups call for moratorium on new salmon farm tenures

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August 13, 2015 Four new farms allowed despite ongoing policy review and threats to wild salmon VANCOUVER—Environmental organizations, fishermen and David Suzuki joined today in calling on the Province of British Columbia to impose an unequivocal moratorium on the granting …