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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 …

Conservationists applaud salmon farm recommendations from First Nation and B.C. governments

Posted by Anna Kemp on

It’s the beginning of the end of salmon farms in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago December 14, 2018 Victoria, B.C.—Watershed Watch Salmon Society, a science-based conservation charity, commends First Nations and the provincial government for providing a 5-year roadmap to remove salmon …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Watershed Watch Available to Respond to Today’s Three Wild Salmon Announcements

Posted by Anna Kemp on

VANCOUVER – Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard launched Canada’s celebration of the International Year of the Salmon, introducing the Government of Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy 2018-2022 Implementation Plan. He also announced …

Union of BC Municipalities Vote to Reject Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

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Conservationists applaud mayors, councillors, and regional directors for defending B.C.’s wild salmon Whistler, BC – Today at the annual meeting of the Union of B.C. Municipalities in Whistler, representatives of communities across B.C. voted against open-net fish farms. Resolution A2, …