“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
Court said there is ‘likelihood of harm’ from fish-borne disease, but rejected injunction because of timing
The Canadian Press, March 13, 2018
VICTORIA – A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island.
The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon smolts should be tested for the blood virus piscine reovirus. Read the rest of this entry
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.
From Noah Stewart via Facebook, March 1, 2018
Today, three indigenous womxn were arrested outside of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans office on unceded WSANEC territory. Two are currently being held overnight at the Saanich Police station. If you are able, please please show up to show we care. We will be holding space there tonight. In addition, people are asked to come down to the DFO office, 4250 Commerce Circle, beginning first thing in the morning tomorrow for continued presence as previously planned. Read the rest of this entry
CTV News, January 22, 2018
Setting out from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, members of at least six B.C. First Nations took to the sea Monday to deliver an eviction notice to a fish farm operated by Marine Harvest: one of Canada’s largest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon. Read the rest of this entry
via Facebook, January 18, 2018
Tsastilqualus Ambers Umbas and Shawna Green have been arrested for refusing to remove themselves from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) office, situated on unceded WSANEC territories (near Victoria, BC). Read the rest of this entry
Marine Harvest operates a site near Port Hardy, B.C., that has been the site of demonstrations for months
CBC News, Dec 27, 2017
The B.C. Supreme Court has granted an injunction against a number of people who have trespassed on a fish farm company’s property in recent months.
Marine Harvest Canada applied for the injunction for their licensed aquaculture site on Midsummer Island, one of several fish farms they operate in the Broughton Archipelago, east of Port Hardy. Read the rest of this entry
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