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protesters rally outside DFO offices in Vancouver

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Anti-salmon farm protesters rallied outside the offices of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in downtown Vancouver Sept. 24 in a show of solidarity for a coalition of First Nations and industry groups who the day prior demanded an end to salmon farming in the Discovery Islands

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Salmon Reaching The Big Bar Landslide

Editor’s note: On June 10, 2020: Fisheries and Oceans Canada told a Commons committee that last year’s early runs of Stuart sockeye and chinook salmon weren’t able to pass the Big Bar landslide, north of Lillooet. About 60,000 fish were subsequently helped over the slide and another 220,000 were able to swim through after the Fraser River’s water volume dropped.

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Fraser River salmon have begun arriving in larger numbers at the site of the Big Bar landslide.

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