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Predicted high numbers of Fraser River sockeye could mean trouble for weaker salmon stocks

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Watershed Watch Ecologist, Aaron Hill, comments on the threat to weak salmon stocks in the Surrey Leader article Super sockeye run could whack weak stocks. Hill states, “People have sockeye fever. The problem is the huge return is being driven by …

Media Release: Ottawa’s move to allow overfishing of salmon draws united condemnation from First Nations, fishermen, and conservationists

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For Immediate Release April 3, 2014 Vancouver — First Nations, recreational fishermen, and conservation groups from the Skeena River watershed are calling on Fisheries Minister Gail Shea to abandon a reckless fishing plan being proposed by the federal Department of …

Watershed Watch warns of risk to weak salmon stocks during pink salmon harvest in The Now article

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Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, commented on the risk to weak salmon stocks, especially sockeye and coho in The Tri-Cities Now article Weak salmon returns raise concerns.  He also emphasized the need for government action on Justice Cohen’s recommendations made …

UPDATED: Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild, and Raincoast call on Fisheries Minister to address outrageous discards of north coast chum salmon

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Scientists from Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and SkeenaWild Conservation Trust are calling on Fisheries Minister to address outrageous discards of north coast chum salmon after 1.37 million pounds of chum salmon have been discarded during this year’s …

Salmon Leaks Part 9: Predation, Contaminants and Fisheries Monitoring and Enforcement

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The Cohen Inquiry continued to tackle more issues in its efforts to investigate the decline of Fraser sockeye. The commission turned to examining the effects of predators, contaminants, fisheries monitoring and enforcement. See transcripts for the sessions on predators, contaminants, …