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B.C. Indigenous leaders lobby for transition from open-net salmon farms

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Wed, 11/08/2023 - 14:15

The chiefs were in Ottawa to stress the importance of the federal government's commitment to removing open-net salmon farms from B.C. waters by 2025, Bob Chamberlin, First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance chair, said Tuesday. The group represents more than 120 First Nations. Read full story from Canadian Press.

Bob Chamberlin: Reconciliation can benefit everyone

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 10:31

"Governments seeking to redress these harms need to focus on restoring, wherever possible, what was taken away. Addressing the crisis faced by B.C. wild salmon, which are in very serious and sharp decline, is a unique opportunity to do so for the benefit of all." Read full story Salmon are the backbone of B.C.'s First Nations cultures and traditions | The Province

Ocean Exposures Photo Contest Terms

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Fri, 09/22/2023 - 15:54

Ocean Exposures Photo Contest Rules 

Please read this entire document--it contains vital information to ensure that your photo entry is valid. 

Photographs must be entered into one of three categories, described below. If the subject-matter of your photo does not match the category in which it is entered, it may be disqualified by our judge. Participants may submit no more than 5 photos. 

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Environmental stress likely cause of fish die-off on Vancouver Island

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Wed, 09/20/2023 - 11:46

"Fisheries and Oceans Canada has found that "stressful environmental conditions" likely killed hundreds of salmon and trout in the Cowichan River in mid-July."  Read the rest of the article Environmental stress likely cause of fish die-off on Vancouver Island | CBC News.

New research affirms ancestral knowledge, dating səlilwətaɬ fishery back to 850 BC

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Submitted by fionn-yaxley on Tue, 09/12/2023 - 10:45

"A new academic study using salmon bones confirms what traditional knowledge has always dictated, dating səl̓ilw̓ət chum salmon fisheries back nearly 3,000 years to 850 BC — 1,200 years longer than the archaeological record had previously demonstrated." Read more.

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