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|Wild sockeye spawining in British Columbia.|
The federal government invested $26 million dollars in to the Cohen Commission judicial inquiry into the 2009 collapse of B.C.’s iconic Fraser River sockeye. After hearing from close to 200 witnesses, including scientists renowned as experts in their field, Justice Bruce Cohen made 75 specific recommendations designed to ensure a future for wild salmon. While unable to point to a single ‘smoking gun’ as the sole reason for the stock crash, Cohen concluded that the potential harm posed to wild sockeye by open net-pen salmon farms is “serious or irreversible.” Justice Cohen’s final report was tabled in October, 2012. To date, the federal government has failed to respond publicly to, or commit to act on any of his recommendations.
It’s time for Ottawa to break the silence. It’s time for answers.
You can help wild salmon by sending an e-mail to the Prime Minister telling him enough of the silence – it is time to act on the Cohen recommendations.