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Municipalities Vote for Fish-Friendly Flood Control at LMLGA

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WHISTLER – Yesterday, at the Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) meeting, representatives of 33 municipalities passed a resolution to improve salmon habitat in the lower Fraser. The resolution calls on the provincial government to consider ecological connectivity and ecosystem …

Conservation Groups Agree with Auditor General Report: Government is Failing to Protect Wild Salmon from Salmon Farms

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 24, 2018 VANCOUVER – Today, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, made it clear that Fisheries and Oceans Canada is not doing enough to monitor and manage the salmon farming industry …

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 …