Media Release: Conservationists respond to recommendations from B.C. Wild Salmon Advisory Council
Salmon conservation and science experts have reviewed the newly released report, Recommendations for a Made-in-B.C. Wild Salmon Strategy, authored by the industry-dominated Wild Salmon Advisory Council, and are available to provide comment to media.
The Wild Salmon Advisory Council and the provincial government’s approach to developing a wild salmon strategy have been widely criticized for the selective nature of the committee members, the failure of the actions to change root causes of the salmon crisis and perpetuating status quo approaches. (See below for previous media coverage of the Wild Salmon Advisory Council and critiques to their approach to developing a wild salmon strategy.)
The recommendations of the Wild Salmon Advisory Council will now be considered by the province.
Jeffery Young, Senior Science and Policy Advisor, David Suzuki Foundation, 250-208-8714
Greg Knox, Executive Director, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, 250-615-1990
Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, 250-818-2136
Aaron Hill, Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, 250-818-0054
Al Martin, Director of Strategic Initiatives, BC Wildlife Federation, 250-480-9694
Past Media Coverage:
- Will B.C.’s wild salmon strategy be a boon or bust?, Christopher Pollon, The Narwhal, Feb. 28, 2019
- Conservation groups say ‘broken process’ has left interior communities out of salmon talks, Ainslie Cruickshank, StarMetro Vancouver, Dec. 21, 2018
- Wild Salmon Advisory Council gets input from Kamloops anglers, Sean Brady, Kamloops This Week, Jan. 9, 2019