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Wild Salmon Threat Increases with New Fish Farm, Feds Fail Again

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VANCOUVER – Conservation groups called proposed action by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans “irresponsible” in a letter released today, concerning the federal government’s intention to grant a new salmon farm licence on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  The …

Noted Conservationist Receives 2018 Haig-Brown Conservation Award

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Vancouver — The Totem Flyfishers have awarded noted conservationist and philanthropist Eric Hobson the 2018 Haig-Brown Conservation Award, named after venerable author, angler, conservationist, and magistrate, Roderick Haig-Brown. “Eric Hobson’s work on sustainable aquaculture and wild salmon conservation embodies the …

Federal government turning a blind eye to wild fish kills on salmon farms, report says

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Vancouver – A report released today by Watershed Watch Salmon Society raises concern about wild fish caught in industrial, open-net salmon farms throughout British Columbia. The report summarizes data self-reported by industry and finds inadequate DFO oversight of incidental wild …

Conservationists respond to recommendations from B.C. Wild Salmon Advisory Council

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Salmon conservation and science experts have reviewed the newly released report, Recommendations for a Made-in-B.C. Wild Salmon Strategy, authored by the industry-dominated Wild Salmon Advisory Council, and are available to provide comment to media. The Wild Salmon Advisory Council and …

Salmon conservationists give 2019 BC Budget a mixed review

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VICTORIA –  B.C.’s provincial government has recently indicated substantial support is coming for restoring B.C.’s wild salmon and the waters they swim in. Watershed Watch Salmon Society was expecting to see these promises take shape in this year’s provincial budget. “Over …