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Federal government expected to act on 2012 report examining Fraser River sockeye
The study did not identify a single reason why a mere 1.4 million fish returned in the 2009 Fraser River sockeye run, when 10−million fish were expected.
The Canadian Press
Aug 9th, 2016
Toxic waste facility would be "catastrophe" for Fraser River: Sto:lo advisor
It’s an innocuous bridge, not pretty to look at, but vital: the Vedder Bridge connects the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack over the Vedder Canal, which flows into the Fraser River. If a new...
Feb 23rd, 2015
Pink salmon: a tasty, cheap and sustainable choice
“Wild salmon are a critical part of ocean, river, lake, and forest ecosystems. They provide food for everything from whales to eagles to bears and even help fertilize the forests along the shores,...
Jul 25th, 2013
New version of salmon virus may have started in B.C., expert says
Commission into Fraser River salmon collapse hears a variant of a potentially lethal salmon virus has been found in B.C.
Dec 15th, 2011
Cohen Commission: classified salmon farm disease data released
Yesterday, in a historic moment for the coast of British Columbia, the lawyer representing the Province of B.C. at the Cohen Commission retracted her objection to the release of salmon farm disease...
Aug 30th, 2011
Surprise testimony: Fish farms may not be the culprit in Fraser sockeye collapse
Fisheries scientist stuns environmentalists by arguing virus may occur in rivers, not saltwater farm pens.
Aug 24th, 2011