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protesters rally outside DFO offices in Vancouver

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Anti-salmon farm protesters rallied outside the offices of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in downtown Vancouver Sept. 24 in a show of solidarity for a coalition of First Nations and industry groups who the day prior demanded an end to salmon farming in the Discovery Islands

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Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fisheries and salmon farms

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Heiltsuk First Nation from Bella Bella is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to order open-net salmon farms to close and to shut down commercial and recreational salmon fishing next year, only opening fisheries after “conservation and food, social, and ceremonial needs can be met.”

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Cermaq Canada’s semi-closed containment system For Salmon Farms

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A major B.C. salmon-farm operator will soon be testing a new containment system designed to prevent sea lice and algae from entering pens and hopefully reduce the chances of fish escapement. Cermaq Canada is assembling the structure, known as a semi-closed containment system (SCCS), in Port Alberni and plans to stock it with Atlantic salmon later this fall for trials at its Millar Channel farm in Clayoquot Sound. 

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Island Seafood Processors Coping With COVID

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Island seafood processors on B.C.’s Pacific coast say they are working to adapt to rapidly shifting market demands and heightened safety protocols, but some companies are taking a bigger hit from COVID-19 than others.

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