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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 …

Media Release: New evidence shows thousands of unwanted salmon are needlessly killed when no one is watching the fishermen: Groups want oversight

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NEWS RELEASE — For Immediate Release Vancouver (August 15, 2013) — Shocking video evidence released today shows that tens of thousands of wild salmon from depleted populations are being needlessly killed because the federal government has let commercial fisheries get out …