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Salmon farms win court victory: can restock pens

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Aquaculture companies have won a court victory that appears to overturn aspects of a recent federal government decision to phase out contentious fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

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Virtual injunction hearing for three fish farms

The virtual injunction hearing, for three fish farms in the Discovery Islands, began yesterday.  

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Why the Pacific Foundation supports the decision to remove open net fish farms

The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) supports the DFO’s decision to remove open net fish farms from the Discovery Islands.

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Two local environmentalists speak out in favour of DFO’s decision

Two well known Quadra Island environmentalists are speaking out in favour of the DFO’s decision to phase out salmon farms in the Discovery Islands.

After reading the text of the BC Salmon Farmers Association’s presentation to  the March 10th Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Board Meeting, well known local author and Sierra Quadra Director Ray Grigg said, “They are offering nothing except for another delay, that’s all they want.” 

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DFO’s new fishing regulations

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In 1992, Canadians watched in horror as Newfoundland’s once-thriving cod stocks collapsed, leaving thousands without jobs and ecosystems transformed.

Yet despite the horror, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has not been legally required to rebuild depleted fish stocks even as others, including the iconic salmon runs in B.C., have hit historic lows. That soon might change.

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