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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 …

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 …