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.

Contacts:

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

 

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