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

Posted by Anna Kemp on

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

Posted by Anna Kemp on

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 …

DFO allowed overfishing of Fraser River sockeye salmon in 2018: New data from spawning grounds – Iconic Adams River run among the hardest hit

Posted by Trish Hall on

Vancouver, BC — Fisheries and Oceans Canada was estimating there were 6 million late-summer run sockeye returning last August and September when it allowed 2.7 million fish to be harvested. Last week, when the final spawning numbers were released, it …

Watershed Watch Salmon Society receives $50,000 grant from Clif Bar Family Foundation

Posted by Anna Kemp on

Watershed Watch Salmon Society has received a significant boost thanks to a generous grant of $50,000 from the Clif Bar Family Foundation. “This grant is extremely important to our efforts to protect B.C.’s wild salmon from water shortages and habitat …