by SubMedia, September 13, 2017
After 30 years of peaceful opposition, indigenous nations of western “Canada” have had enough and have begun occupations of illegal fish farms to disrupt their operations. A call has been made to occupy the offices of the ruling New Democratic Party (NDP) of “British Columbia” to help put an end to the harmful practice of fish farms, that endangers the local salmon populations. Read the rest of this entry
Document urging the province to move fish farms inland to be delivered to Premier John Horgan
By Jon Hernandez, CBC News, September 7, 2017
Dozens of Indigenous leaders and protestors rallied outside the Vancouver Convention Centre today urging the province to dismantle salmon farms along the B.C. coast.
The calls came as environmentalists and members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwamis First Nations occupy two Marine Harvest Canada salmon farms in their territorial waters off the north end of Vancouver Island. Read the rest of this entry
on September 6, 2017, Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw hereditary chiefs, women and supporters took a stand against a Norwegian packing boat. Read the rest of this entry
Marine Harvest says protests are creating unsafe conditions at farms
By Laura Kane, The Canadian Press, September 2, 2017
Members of two British Columbia First Nations say they have occupied a salmon farm on a small island on the province’s coast, the second such protest to be held in the past week.
Chief Willie Moon, also known as Okwilagame, said about 16 members of the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and the Kwikwasutinuxw Haxwamis arrived at the Wicklow Point salmon farm on Thursday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry
by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, August 24, 2017
Indigenous leaders are calling on Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc to immediately halt fish farming along British Columbia’s coastal region following the release of video footage showing diseased farmed Atlantic salmon –some blind, others with swollen gills and blisters—swimming through pens thick with fish feces. Read the rest of this entry
Closing will ‘have a crushing economic impact on the entire northwest,’ says MP
By Ash Kelly, CBC News, June 28, 2017
This year’s return of Skeena River sockeye is setting up to be the worst on record.
As a result, First Nations along the river have agreed not to remove sockeye from the river, a decision made only once before when the same run returned in dismal numbers in 2013.
The low numbers have also prompted Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to close the region’s lucrative sports fishery to all salmon species until July 15. Read the rest of this entry
by Graeme Hamilton, National Post, June 12, 2017
For more than a century, the Moisie Salmon Club has been among the continent’s most exclusive fishing destinations, a 10-kilometre stretch of river reserved for its wealthy American members.
Anglers reportedly pay annual dues running to six figures to fish the choice Moisie River pools and swap tales over fine food and wine in the lodge. At the airport in nearby Sept-Îles, Que., the June arrival of private jets carrying CEOs and high-powered lawyers is a sign that salmon season has opened. Read the rest of this entry
Scientific study challenges whether risk to juvenile salmon was properly known but Ottawa stands by decision
By Lisa Johnson, CBC News, November 9, 2016
Federal approval of a controversial liquefied natural gas export terminal on British Columbia’s North Coast underestimated impacts on juvenile wild salmon, according to a new scientific study published today. Read the rest of this entry
Andy Everson of Komoks First Nation speaks on behalf of the wild salmon.
Video by Tamo Campos
‘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