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Bernadette Jordan’s strategy to save Pacific Salmon stocks

On June 8th, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan announced the guiding principles of what may be largest government action to save Pacific Salmon stocks in Canadian history.

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Questioning the numbers: will 1,500 fish farm workers lose their jobs?

This is the second in what has turned out to be a series of interviews about the need for a plan to help the 1,500 fish farm workers who will allegebly be losing their jobs because of the decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.  Stan Proboszcz, Science Advisor with the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, is questioning the numbers. 

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transition plan for aquaculture workers: Blaney meeting with Minister

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Reporter

North Island- Powell River MP Rachel Blaney will meet federal fisheries minister Bernadette Jordan on Monday, Jan. 11 to discuss the implementation of a transition plan for aquaculture workers in her riding. 

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Fish farms phased out in Discovery Islands: Chief Darren Blaney & Alexandra Morton

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The night that Chief Darren Blaney of Homalco First Nation found out that fish farms would be phased out in his traditional territories, he celebrated over dinner with his wife

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Are DFO scientists too dependent on funding from industry?

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) unleashed a storm of protests, when they announced that salmon farms pose a minimal risk to migrating wild salmon. One of the most telling criticisms came through an interview that the Globe and Mail had with Kristi Miller-Saunders, head of the department’s molecular genetics laboratory at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Dr. Miller-Saunders is troubled about the assessments and the fact department scientists are depend on funding from industry.

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