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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 …

Contentious BC salmon fishery set to receive eco-certification

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Conservationist objections to the eco-certification of one of the most endangered fisheries on Canada’s west coast were dismissed Monday, clearing the way for Fraser River sockeye salmon to be branded as “sustainable” seafood. Nearly all of the Fraser River’s sockeye …

Canadian Salmon Fisheries Granted Eco-Certification: Conservation Groups Wary

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Three Canadian salmon fisheries are now certified “sustainable” by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Sockeye salmon harvested from the Skeena and Nass Rivers, and from Barkley sound, on Canada’s Pacific coast, will now bear MSC’s coveted eco-label in fish …