Tag Archives: Minimal risk

Wilderness Tourism Association asks the SRD to support DFO’s decision

At the April 28th meeting, The Wilderness Tourism Association (WTA) of BC asked the SRD Board to support DFO’s decision to remove fish farms from the Discovery Islands. 

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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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Election 2020: Green candidate Alexandra Morton

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Wild salmon advocate and biologist Alexandra Morton knows running as the BC Green party candidate for North Island in the Oct. 24 election is going to be a tough row.

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election 2020: What can an MLA do about fish farms?

One of the reasons that Alexandra Morton is running for the Green Party in this election is that “over the last twenty years, I’ve seen the politics and policies that are killing off the wild salmon of this coast are also destroying our communities.” However fish farms are overseen by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada, not the provincial legislature. So I asked Alexandra, what can an MLA do about fish farms? 

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The DFO responds to questions about minimal risk

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) announcement unleashed a torrent of protests from First Nations leaders and environmentalists. How could “nine peer-reviewed, scientific risk assessments” find that salmon farms pose a ‘minimal risk’ to migrating Fraser River sockeye salmon? Two questions from Cortes Currents were amidst the deluge of correspondence they took in. It has taken more than a week, but the DFO finally responded to my questions about minimal risk.

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