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B.C. Local Governments vote for wild salmon at UBCM

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It’s a moment to celebrate! Last week, at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Whistler, local government representatives from all over the province passed three important resolutions for wild salmon. Resolution A2 – Protecting Local Waterways & Wild Fish …

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Canadian fisheries scientist Dr. Kristi Miller-Saunders is no stranger to controversy. She was one of the first Canadian scientists to be “muzzled” because her research on fish farm diseases was deemed too sensitive by the government of the day. In …

New BC salmon farm proposals draw strong opposition

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British Columbians have spoken out loud and clear in opposition to two new salmon farms proposed for the Broughton Archipelago near Vancouver Island. Over 500 citizens responded to our call for comments. Watershed Watch forwarded these comments to the appropriate …

Two new salmon farm proposals – stand up and voice your concerns!

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Government is moving ahead with two more farm applications despite a $37 million federal inquiry that recommended farm siting criteria be developed with input from stakeholders, First Nations and a scientific peer-review. These recommendations aren’t completed. Loads of scientific evidence …

Deadline for Comment on Aquaculture Activities Regulations is October 22, 2014

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On August 22nd draft regulations were announced to remove prohibitions in the Fisheries Act related to the use of pesticides and drugs and the harming of fish habitat by aquaculture. The draft “Aquaculture Activities Regulations” (AAR) will authorize owners and …