North Vancouver Island mayors and aquaculture industry experts sent a letter to Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan on Dec. 29, asking about recovery plans for communities affected by the decision to phase out 19 Discovery Island fish farms.Continue reading 1,500 jobs: What is the Federal government willing to do?
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterContinue reading Fish farms phased out in Discovery Islands: Chief Darren Blaney & Alexandra Morton
Ottawa is coming under increasing pressure from First Nations in B.C. as deadlines around contentious fish farms on the West Coast draw near.Continue reading First Nations pressure Ottawa about fish farm consultations
By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The federal government says it is moving forward in transitioning away from open net-pen fish farms in coastal British Columbia.Continue reading transition from open net-pen salmon farming has begun
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Concern over B.C.’s declining wild salmon stocks is running high this year as sockeye returns on the Fraser River hit a historic low. But while the overall news may be dire, there are bright spots. Some pink salmon stocks along east Vancouver Island appear healthy, and run counts at the Quinsam River Hatchery near the city of Campbell River were good this fall.Continue reading A bright spot: pink salmon stocks along east Vancouver Island