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March 26th, 2018
The decision by The Honourable Justice Michael D. Manson
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Namgis member K'odi Nelson raises sign to Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc at Trudeau's Nanaimo Town Hall in February
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Morton
Hereditary leader Ernest Alfred of Alert Bay on Swanson Island salmon farm August 2017
photo by Simon Ager courtesy of Sea Shepherd Society
Marine Harvest transfer of Atlantic farm salmon into Port Elizabeth farm October 2017
Photo by Alexandra Morton
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March 3rd, 2018
March 2, 2018 was a day of nail-biting suspense. Washington State House Bill 2957 to phase out Atlantic salmon farming was on the order papers for an early vote, but then simply disappeared from the roster. It reappeared late in the day with 25 new amendments attached to it like sea lice! The senators in favour of this bill made sure to raise it just...
February 26th, 2018
February 25, 2018
Dear Dr. Kyle Garver:
Piscine reovirus (PRV) is an emerging pathogen of interest on the west coast of North America, however assessment of its risk to wild salmon is impossible because opposite conclusions have now been published in the scientific literature; 1.) PRV is endemic to this coast and harmless and 2.) PRV is Norwegian, causes the disease HSMI in Atlantic farm salmon and...
February 20th, 2018
Your assistance is required - this blog is a reference for all who want to help stop infected farm salmon blood from pouring over the young wild salmon that begin migrating to sea in a few weeks. Ministers George Heyman and Lana Popham need encouragement and support from you. These Ministers appear to be making an effort to deal with the situation, but incredibly previous...
February 6th, 2018
Today, February 6, 2018 Federal Fisheries Minister Dominc LeBlanc announced that a Bill to Amend the Fisheries Act has been tabled in Ottawa.
IF this bill is passed there are some provisions that could help in the long term to protect wild salmon from the pathogen spill ongoing from salmon farms on the BC coast.
Here are some of the proposed amendments:
1 - ALL fish habitat...
January 17th, 2018
January 17, 2018
Dear Premier John Horgan:
As you ponder whether to renew 1/4 of BC salmon farm tenures that are expiring in Musgamagw and Namgis territories, there is something you should know. As the landlord to these three Norwegian companies, you will decide which runs of wild salmon are exposed to the pathogen effluent from this industry.
Piscine reovirus and your lab’s failure to...
December 4th, 2017
Dear Premier John Horgan, and Ministers George Heyman and Lana Popham:
I am writing in regards to two matters:
you have accepted applications to renew all fish farm tenures in Musgamagw and Namgis territories
you have not followed up on public statements that you are reviewing bloodwater samples
As you are aware, Musgamagw and Namgis members have occupied salmon farms and the surrounding areas for over 100 days with...
November 22nd, 2017
The first scientific evidence that large numbers of wild salmon are becoming infected with piscine reovirus (PRV) through exposure to salmon farms was published this week in the scientific journal Public Library of Science One.
The effect of exposure to farmed salmon on piscine orthoreovirus [reovirus] infection and fitness in wild Pacific salmon in British Columbia, Canada” reports that the percentage of wild salmon infected...
November 17th, 2017
On Tuesday the 14, of November Marine Harvest went to the BC Supreme Court to get an injunction against First Nation's people and many others who have been standing on their Midsummer Island farm to stop Marine Harvest from violating their rights and wishes by restocking this farm.
Marine Harvest did not win an injunction, the court did not force people off the farm, as...