VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted Atlantic-salmon farming company Marine Harvest an interim injunction to prevent both specific protesters and members of the public from getting too close to more than 30 of its sites. Read the rest of this entry →
CTVNews, January 12, 2019
In B.C.’s remote Kingcome Inlet, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation is fighting to remove all fish farms from their traditional territory — farms that they say they never approved.
To evict the 10 area fish farms, the Dzawada’enuxw have launched a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that Ottawa failed to consult with them when allowing fish farming in the region. Read the rest of this entry
“We’re here to today to draw attention to the responsibility the federal government has to make true reconciliation happen.”
Kristyn Anthony, Oak Bay News, July 1, 2018
Protestors peacefully voicing their opposition to fish farms in British Columbia crashed Canada Day celebrations on the legislature lawn in Victoria, Sunday.
As thousands of people donned in red and white assembled to take the city’s annual living flag photo, roughly twenty activists took the opportunity to spread their message, sitting before the large audience, chanting. Read the rest of this entry
‘What the Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w require is legal rights now,’ says lawyer representing First Nation
A coastal First Nation in B.C. is vowing to challenge the B.C. government’s new approach to fish farm tenures, which would give First Nations a say over where these operations can set up on the West Coast.
The province announced Wednesday that starting in 2022, fish farms will need First Nations approval to renew their tenures. Read the rest of this entry
by Justine Hunter, Globe & Mail, June 19, 2018
The B.C. government is poised to give an effective veto to First Nations over fish farm tenures in their territories, a historic concession that reaches beyond the traditional court-ordered requirement that Indigenous groups be consulted and accommodated on resource decisions on their lands. Read the rest of this entry
Court said there is ‘likelihood of harm’ from fish-borne disease, but rejected injunction because of timing
Company that runs state’s net-pen fish farms says it is considering next moves
By Liam Britten, CBC News, March 2, 2018
Washington State senators voted Friday to ban Atlantic salmon farming in state waters.
CTV News, November 27, 2017
Salmon farming in British Columbia has long faced controversy, with concerns about fish escapes, antibiotic use, and the spread of viruses and sea lice.
Most of the anger and calls for change have been directed at fish farms, but CTV News has obtained video footage that shows fish processing plants may be contributing to problems as well. Read the rest of this entry
by John Volpe, Times Colonist, November 19, 2017
The salmon-farm debate has come full circle with the recent escape of nearly 200,000 potentially invasive farmed Atlantic salmon 33 kilometres from B.C. waters in Washington state. Read the rest of this entry
‘I wouldn’t describe it as a conflict of interest,’ says Dominic LeBlanc of DFO promoting aquaculture
By Lisa Johnson and Yvette Brend, CBC News, August 9, 2016
Canada’s minister of fisheries says the government is taking action in a “rigorous and robust” way to restore the Fraser River’s sockeye salmon run after nearly four years of silence following a federal inquiry into the decline of the iconic species.
Dominic LeBlanc said Ottawa is committed to the 75 recommendations that came out of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry in October 2012, agreeing delayed action has been “unacceptable.” Read the rest of this entry