In a new agreement between the BC government and First Nations, seventeen open-pen fish farms in BC's Broughton Archipelago will be phased out by 2023. The transition will begin in 2019.
According to a new report, sea lice on farmed salmon are now resistant to the pesticide used to commonly treat the problem. Authors of the report stated that industry regulators failed to protect wild juvenile salmon. Salmon from Atlantic Canada are held in pens on the B.C.
The Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis, 'Namgis, and Mamalilikulla First Nations and the provincial government signed a letter of understanding concerning B.C.'s largest marine park. The First Nations and British Columbia have 90 days to develop a consensus of recommendation
Alexandra Morton, biologist and wild salmon activist, is on the BC coast in a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship in an effort to bring attention to the declining wild salmon stocks and diseases on industrial fish farms. Morton is suing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
The Squamish Nation in British Columbia relies on salmon returns each year to uphold a long tradition of distributing fresh fish to its people each August. Due to low returns in recent years, leaders of the Squamish Nation decided to can frozen, surplus salmon for distribution.
Hereditary chiefs of the Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw First Nation issued a 72-hour eviction notice to a Japanese-owned fish farm off the BC coast that operates on their traditional territory.