Cohen Commission recommendations to protect Fraser River Salmon require immediate implementation by DFO
(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver) – On Wednesday, Oct 31st, Honourable Bruce Cohen released his recommendations for improving the sustainability of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fishery. Commissioner Cohen recommended a number of changes to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans policies, practices and management in relation to the sustainability of the Sockeye Fishery.
After spending $26-million and hearing from 150 witnesses, a federal judicial inquiry into the collapse of sockeye salmon runs in the Fraser River is about to release its findings.
VANCOUVER — A report into the 2009 collapse of the Fraser River sockeye run will be made public this week after an inquiry took two years to study what happened, but a debate about what happens next has already started.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is considering significant cuts to the ranks of the workers who protect fish habitat on the Pacific Coast, according to internal federal documents obtained by The Globe and Mail.
As Norman Black arrived for work at 7 a.m. at the new fish processing plant in the village of Lax Kw’allaams earlier this week, he couldn’t help but break into a grin.
There, at the dock, was the 33-metre trawler Nemesis, as its skipper had promised, with 50 tonnes of groundfish in its hold — the first fish to arrive at the dock in over a year.
Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield suffered a heart attack while at home in Fredericton this past weekend that will keep him away from Ottawa and his work as a cabinet minister for the next few weeks.
While many of us enjoyed a dry, hot Thanksgiving weekend, the ongoing drought is putting efforts to restore the Cowichan salmon stocks in danger.
Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers Continue to Work Together to Protect Canada's Fisheries
Federal, provincial and territorial ministers concluded the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) today in Victoria, British Columbia. Ministers discussed a range of issues such as aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, and protecting Canada's fisheries.
A Vancouver Island First Nation is applying for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in an effort to close down open net-pen fish farms in Broughton Archipelago.
A B.C. First Nation revealed yesterday morning at a press conference that it seeks to re-launch a class-action lawsuit against the B.C. and federal governments to ultimately force the closure of commercial open net-pen fish farms in Broughton Archipelago.