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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 …

Washington State Phases out Salmon Farms

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B.C. Groups congratulate Governor Inslee on signing the bill into law today VANCOUVER –  B.C. groups hailed the move by Washington State today to phase out salmon farming in State waters at the conclusion of current leases. The bill, passed …

Government Science Mired in Salmon Farming Industry Secrecy: Conservation Groups Question Integrity of Federal Science Review Process

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January 8, 2017 For Immediate Release Vancouver, B.C.—A recently published federal science report assessing the risk of a virus spreading from ocean salmon farms to wild Pacific salmon is partially based on a secret Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between several …

Conservation Groups Applaud Investigation of Provincial Fish Health Lab

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Lab’s diagnostic methods and public communications merit scrutiny VANCOUVER – A review of the provincial Animal Health Laboratory and its fish health program is long overdue, according to two B.C. conservation organizations.  While critics claim the investigation is unwarranted, Watershed …

SFU Report Shows Flood Infrastructure Impact Fraser Salmon: UVic research reveals huge gap in oversight

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SFU Report Shows Flood Infrastructure Impact Fraser Salmon UVic research reveals huge gap in oversight October 4, 2017 (Burnaby) — Two reports released this week bring new insight into the state of salmon habitat in the Fraser Valley. One study, …