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New research suggests salmon farms and sea lice are the main cause of a 7-fold decrease in coho productivity in the Broughton Archipelago

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Two new sea lice papers published online in the Journal of Applied Ecology suggest that sea lice from salmon farms may be dramatically affecting the health of coho salmon populations in the Broughton Archipelago. The first paper, co-sponsored by Watershed …

Participants in sockeye Judicial Inquiry demanding salmon farm companies release critical disease, sea lice and stocking information

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Two participant groups in the Judicial Inquiry into the decline of Fraser River sockeye — the Conservation and Aquaculture Coalitions — are pressing for critical fish health and stocking records from the salmon farming industry, the Province of B.C. and …

BC conservationists concerned sockeye fishery being kept open too long

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DFO must close sockeye fishery to limit impacts to coho and steelhead   Watershed Watch Salmon Society today expressed concern with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for allowing sockeye fishing to continue past Labour Day. Commercial sockeye fisheries are …

BC conservationists urge government to continue prudent management of banner sockeye salmon return

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Don’t succumb to sockeye fever Watershed Watch Salmon Society is urging the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to continue a path of prudent management of this year’s surprisingly high return of sockeye salmon to the Fraser River. “We should all …

Conservation groups warn consumers to avoid eco-certified Fraser River sockeye salmon

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Conservation groups in British Columbia are warning consumers to avoid purchasing endangered sockeye salmon certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Today, the MSC granted sustainability certification to the Fraser River commercial sockeye fishery despite last year’s sockeye population collapse …