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    From Gustafsen Lake to Fish Lake: No Place for Violent Stand-Offs in Era of Youtube and Facebook

    Picture this: It’s 2012 and you live half way around the world – let’s say, Sydney, Australia. You open up your Facebook page to find a new viral youtube video out of BC, shared on your wall just moments ago b...


    Precautionary Principle Missing in Protecting Wild Salmon

    Alexandra Morton and her small team have had the daunting task of searching through 500,000 documents for the Cohen Commission into disappearing Fraser sockeye – most of which had only been released after the Provincial G...



    This graph, presented to the Cohen Commission, demonstrates how the introduction of salmon farms on the Fraser sockeye migratory route lines up with the collapse of thos wild stocks

    Morton Sees Answer to Fraser Sockeye Collapse…And She’s Finally Free to Share It

    In a blog posting yesterday, following a series of major developments at the Cohen Commission, biologist Alexandra Morton suggests she now has enough pieces of the puzzle to pin much of the blame for collapsing Fraser sockeye s...


    DFO's Dr. Kristi Miller - recently muzzled from discussing her bombshell salmon disease findings, published in the prestigious journal Science earlier this year

    Latest DFO Scientist Muzzling Part of Bigger Pattern Ignored by Media

    The revelation by the Sun and the Province that a scientist in DFO, Dr. Kristi Miller, has been muzzled by the DFO and the Privy Council (which supports the Prime Minister’s Office) simply underscores how badly they have cove...



    Historic Fraser Sockeye Fishery Caught in Hi-Def

    In mid-September, Damien Gillis had the rare privilege to capture this year’s astonishing sockeye fishery, off the south arm of the Fraser River. Amidst the largest Fraser sockeye return in nearly a century – some 3...


    Dr. Daniel Pauly on the Fraser Sockeye Collapse

    Dr. Daniel Pauly of UBC’s Fisheries Centre is revered as one of the world’s top marine scientists. At the end of last year’s disastrous season for Fraser River sockeye returns – which saw the collapse of...



    First Nations close Skeena food fishery for first time as returns collapse

    First nations act on the salmon crisis — when will Ottawa?

    Article by Stephen Hume in the Vancouver Sun. “DFO should be shutting these fisheries down right, left and centre for strict conservation reasons.” Read article