The virtual injunction hearing, for three fish farms in the Discovery Islands, began yesterday.Continue reading Virtual injunction hearing for three fish farms
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.”Continue reading Two local environmentalists speak out in favour of DFO’s decision
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.Continue reading DFO’s new fishing regulations