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Wanted: Your Feedback on DFO Plan for Wild Salmon

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The 2005 Wild Salmon Policy is a roadmap for restoring and maintaining healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats. Thanks to your letters, calls, and presence at the Wild Salmon Policy Open House in March 2017 we stopped the …

Speak up on proposed increased fishing on endangered salmon runs

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Over-fishing of endangered wild salmon runs is being proposed in this year’s official salmon fishing plans. British Columbians overwhelmingly support sustainable fishing practices that don’t damage endangered salmon runs and Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy states that conservation of wild salmon and their habitats is …

Overview of this year’s Fraser sockeye returns

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Here at Watershed Watch, we spend a lot of time advocating for sustainable salmon fisheries. We actively participate in management discussions at the Fraser River Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission, and at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO’s) …

Media coverage of the threat heavily fishing sockeye poses to endangered salmon stocks

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Last week, Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild and Raincoast issued a media release and backgrounder highlighting the threat that DFO’s latest fishing plans pose to endangered salmon stocks, such as Interior Fraser coho. Although sockeye returns are predicted to be large this fall, …

Fishing plans announced by Feds decrease protection for endangered salmon stocks in BC

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Abundant stocks could be harvested without harming those at risk, but Ottawa and fishing industry aren’t on board For Immediate Release  June 25, 2014 (PDF of this media release) Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2014) — In anticipation of large predicted returns …