Recent Releases from Department of Wild Salmon
Testimony at Senate shows fish farm industry held the pen on writing Canadian Fisheries Act changes
Published Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:08:59 EST Read More
(Sointula, BC, March 12, 2015) Alexandra Morton a biologist who has studied the impact of industrial open net salmon farming and become a vocal opponent of the industry in British Columbia, stated she was very "encouraged that the senators realize that aquaculture lobbyists were authors of large portions of rewrites of the Fisheries Act related to fish farms." She went on to say, "th...... Click here to read this release
Two years later: Why is Fisheries and Oceans Canada still ignoring the $37 million Cohen Commission?
Published Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:44 EST Read More
Interview Opportunity October 31, 2014 marks the two year anniversary of the release of the Cohen Commission’s final report: The Uncertain Future of the Fraser River Sockeye What: Alexandra Morton, British Columbia based independent biologist and wild salmon advocate, can comment on the following: Pending changes to federal Fisheries Act regulations: The pending changes to the Fisheries Act (consultation closed last wee...... Click here to read this release
Op-Ed: Are Fraser sockeye found downstream from the Mt Polley mine tailings spill safe to eat?
Published Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:06:20 EST Read More
Opinion piece by Alexandra Morton The latest Canadian mine tailing pond spill into a BC waterway occurred last week near Likely, BC. Prior to April 4th, Imperial Metals’ Mt Polley gold and copper mine tailing pond was contained behind a gigantic wall of sand. There were warnings by employees and government that the tailing pond was over-filled and could rupture. The warnings were ignored and now much of this toxic material is in Quesnel Lake. Quesnel Lake flows into the F...... Click here to read this release
British Columbia salmon farm proposals go forward despite contradicting Cohen Commission
Published Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:32:42 EST Read More
(Sointula, BC June 26, 2014) An open house for two new salmon farm applications will convene today at the Port Hardy Airport Inn despite conflicts with recommendations #15 to 17 from the Cohen Commission. These recommendations call for the protection of wild salmon migration routes from the placement of salmon farms. The Cohen Commission was an inquiry set up by the Canadian government to find the cause of the decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River. Lead by Justice Bruce Cohen, ...... Click here to read this release
Norwegian virus devastating to farmed salmon spreads to Canada and Chile: paper published
Published Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:05:07 EST Read More
Piscine reovirus previously reported only in the Atlantic Ocean (Sointula, BC, July 16, 2013) The first scientific publication on the occurrence of piscine reovirus outside of Norway was published on July 11 in Virology Journal. The report, Whole-genome analysis of piscine reovirus (PRV) shows PRV represents a new genus in family Reoviridae and its genome segment S1 sequences group it into two separate sub-genotypes, was co-published by researchers from the Atlantic Veter...... Click here to read this release