Media Releases

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

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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, …

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 …