Media Releases

Statement: Conservation organizations respond to Province’s fish farm announcement

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June 21, 2018 | Vancouver, B.C.—In response to the B.C. government’s announcement this week to introduce new rules for renewing fish farm leases beginning in 2022, conservation groups Georgia Strait Alliance, Watershed Watch and Living Oceans have issued the following …

MEDIA ADVISORY: BC Marine Tourism Business Owners and Associations speak out for Wild Salmon Protection

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June 15, 2018 Media are advised that a group of tourism operators will hold a media conference on Monday, June 18 releasing an open letter to the Provincial government demanding immediate action to protect wild fisheries, and the tourism industry …

MEDIA ADVISORY: Citizens call on Province to end fish farm tenures in Broughton Archipelago

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Rallies at five MLA constituency offices on June 13, 2018 Tomorrow (on June 13),  Safe Salmon—a cross-sector initiative that is supported by small businesses, unions, First Nations and everyday citizens—is hosting rallies in five BC communities.  Citizens attending the rallies …

Municipalities Vote for Fish-Friendly Flood Control at LMLGA

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WHISTLER – Yesterday, at the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) meeting, representatives of 33 municipalities passed a resolution to improve salmon habitat in the lower Fraser. The resolution calls on the provincial government to consider ecological connectivity and ecosystem …

Conservation Groups Agree with Auditor General Report: Government is Failing to Protect Wild Salmon from Salmon Farms

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 24, 2018 VANCOUVER – Today, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, made it clear that Fisheries and Oceans Canada is not doing enough to monitor and manage the salmon farming industry …