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New Report: Federal government turning a blind eye to wild fish kills on salmon farms

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We have  just released a new report: Wild Fish Trapped: Incidental Catch in the Salmon Farming Industry  We know there’s a lot of secrecy around salmon farms, and sometimes we have to dig a little to uncover the truth. And …

Red Fish Up the River… Again

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Whether you know it, or not, Coquitlam is a salmon city. The name comes from the Coast Salish language where Kwikwetlem means “red fish up the river” after the red spawning colour of sockeye salmon. Unfortunately, the very sockeye salmon …

Why We Want Action on the Water Sustainability Act

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Have you noticed hot and dry summers affecting your landscaping or your favourite park? How is your local stream doing during drought times? Is it getting too shallow, or too warm? Did you know that salmon start to suffer when …

Wild Salmon Advisory Council Ignores Science and Communities

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The provincial government’s initiative to develop a “made in B.C. wild salmon strategy,” has been a disaster. To be fair, the province has taken action on many things that will help wild salmon, like reforming the fish farm industry and …

This Waterway Is Not A Ditch

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Last year, I joined Watershed Watch for a canoe tour and garbage clean-up on the Katzie Slough in Pitt Meadows. I live in Coquitlam, and while I had heard about the Katzie Slough over the years, I had never visited …