Russ George, the architect of a controversial ocean fertilization project off Haida Gwaii, has come under attack from the federal government, the United Nations, the International Maritime Organization – and now Paul Watson has piled on.
The federal government said Tuesday it has more than enough resources to conduct investigations of Fisheries Act violations in B.C. despite planned staff cuts.
Wild salmon are sacred in British Columbia, so expectations were high last week when the Cohen commission delivered its final report on a $26-million, three-year inquiry into the decline of the Fraser River sockeye, B.C.’s most famous fish.
HALIFAX, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation supports the recommendations made by the Cohen Commission Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, particularly those on open net-pen salmon aquaculture.
Re: Cohen critical of Fisheries Act changes, Nov. 1
Leaders of the Sto:lo Tribal Council (STC) welcome the release of the final report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the decline of Fraser River sockeye.
Salmon farmers are mostly pleased with this week's Cohen Commission report on the reasons behind the decline of Fraser River sockeye, including recommendations to explore a connection between fish farms and missing fish.
The event that caused Prime Minister Stephen Harper to order a judicial inquiry into salmon management was so catastrophic it sent a shock wave throughout British Columbia: In the fall of 2009, sockeye salmon almost vanished from the Fraser River.
Salmon farmers in B.C. said Wednesday they are confident research will prove their fish are healthy and pose no risk to wild stocks.
The Musgamagw-Dzawadaenuxw Tribal Council (MDTC) received the highly anticipated Cohen Commission final report with an even balance of optimism and pessimism. Some of the recommendations are useful, provided the Harper Government actually act upon them, in a timely manner.