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Media Release and Updated Backgrounder on Alaskan Salmon Fisheries Sustainability and Eco-certification – A Backgrounder

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Four conservation groups from two countries have joined forces to launch an official objection to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) proposed re-certification of Alaskan salmon fisheries. Wild Fish Conservancy, from Washington State, along with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild …

Open Letter to Jim Pattison on Resolving Salmon Conservation Issues

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Raincoast Conservation Foundation have issued the following open letter to Jim Pattison regarding discards of endangered salmon in his commercial salmon fisheries. Open letter to Jim Pattison: Request to Meet to Resolve Conservation …

Research Indicates that Allowing More Salmon to Spawn Benefits Bears and Fishers

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A new paper published in PLoS Biology investigates how allowing more salmon to reach the spawning grounds can influence both the ecosystem and fisheries catches.  The full paper is available on the PLoS Biology website: Using Grizzly Bears to Assess …

Canadian Conservationists Challenge “Unsustainable” Alaskan Salmon Fisheries

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Three British Columbian conservation groups are taking aim at Alaskan salmon fisheries that are damaging BC fish stocks and violating conditions of the Marine Stewardship Council’s eco-certification.  Raincoast Conservation Foundation, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, and Watershed Watch Salmon Society today said …

Raincoast Conservation Foundation article in the Huffington Post: Salmon Management Should Include Bears, Whales and other Wildlife

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Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s Chris Genovali and Misty MacDuffee discuss the need for greater consideration of terrestrial wildlife in salmon management in the Huffington Post article Salmon Management Should Include Bears, Whales and other Wildlife. The article discusses a recent paper …