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New study highlights need for re-connecting waterways in the lower Fraser

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  New study highlights need for re-connecting waterways in the lower Fraser (April 29, 2016) VANCOUVER—A new paper published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences looks at the impacts of small-scale barriers such as floodgates in tributaries …


Fishery Debacle: Emails Reveal Deception By DFO

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MEDIA RELEASE   EMAILS REVEAL DECEPTION BY DFO FOLLOWING FISHERY DEBACLE Catch limits exceeded as vessel ran aground while fishing out-of-bounds     January 28, 2016 (Vancouver, B.C.)-  Managers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada misled the public last summer regarding …

Lice on pink salmon

Suzuki, groups call for moratorium on new salmon farm tenures

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August 13, 2015 Four new farms allowed despite ongoing policy review and threats to wild salmon VANCOUVER—Environmental organizations, fishermen and David Suzuki joined today in calling on the Province of British Columbia to impose an unequivocal moratorium on the granting …

Conservation groups call on DFO to modify their fisheries in the face of extreme conditions for salmon

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Six conservation groups representing the Marine Conservation Caucus (MCC) are calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to act on their own acknowledgement that river conditions for spawning salmon are unprecedented and reduced mixed stock marine fisheries are …

100,000+ signature petition presented in B.C. legislature

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MEDIA RELEASE 100,000+ signature petition to be presented in B.C. legislature Citizens, First Nations, conservation groups and business leaders call on premier to stop salmon farm expansion Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Victoria — More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling …