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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 …

Media Advisory: Net impact—not possible to fish for pinks without harming other salmon at risk

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Vancouver — The Pacific Salmon Commission estimates that 26 million pink salmon are returning to the Fraser River this year. While these pink salmon can be fished heavily without jeopardizing future returns, the sockeye, coho, and other salmon that migrate …

Watershed Watch joins with BC conservation groups to offer conditional support for MSC certification of B.C. pink salmon fisheries

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Watershed Watch joins with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Raincoast Conservation and the David Suzuki Foundation to offer conditional support to the Marine Stewardship Council’s recent certification of BC’s pink salmon fisheries.  The four conservation groups want assurance that 44 conditions will …

Update on the Seafood Summit and Marine Stewardship Council Certifications

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The Seafood Choices Alliance held their 9th annual Seafood Summit in Vancouver Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2011. The organizers describe the conference as bringing “together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and …

Public comment period on the recommendation of Marine Stewardship Council ecocertification for BC’s commercial pink salmon fisheries open until January 20, 2011

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Moody International Inc. has recommended to the UK-based Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) that BC’s commercial pink salmon fisheries be certified as sustainably managed, so they can carry the MSC’s blue ecologo. The draft public report (3.5 MB) is available here, …