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Community, business, and Indigenous leaders launch ‘Declaration in Defence of Wild Salmon’

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Declaration asks British Columbians to support removal of open net-pen fish farms to shield wild salmon from the spread of farm-related pollution and diseases VANCOUVER – Today in Vancouver, a diverse group of B.C. community, Indigenous, and business leaders announced …

Local Governments Pass Resolutions Against Open Net-pen Salmon Farms

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Conservationists applaud mayors, councillors, and regional directors for defending B.C.’s wild salmon Victoria, BC – Today at the annual meeting of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, two important resolutions on open-net fish farms resolutions were passed. One …

Conservation Groups Urge Action on Salmon Farms

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Re. Minister’s Advisory Committee report released April 5, 2018 Vancouver –  Conservation groups urge the Provincial government to take action on the report of the Minister of Agriculture’s Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture, by refusing to renew salmon farm tenures …

Washington State Phases out Salmon Farms

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B.C. Groups congratulate Governor Inslee on signing the bill into law today VANCOUVER –  B.C. groups hailed the move by Washington State today to phase out salmon farming in State waters at the conclusion of current leases. The bill, passed …

Government Science Mired in Salmon Farming Industry Secrecy: Conservation Groups Question Integrity of Federal Science Review Process

Posted by Trish Hall on

January 8, 2017 For Immediate Release Vancouver, B.C.—A recently published federal science report assessing the risk of a virus spreading from ocean salmon farms to wild Pacific salmon is partially based on a secret Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between several …