VANCOUVER – Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard launched Canada’s celebration of the International Year of the Salmon, introducing the Government of Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy 2018-2022 Implementation Plan.
He also announced that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has released its third and final Cohen Status Update, which details the government’s actions on the 75 recommendations from the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River. Also today, Premier John Horgan announced the release of the Provincial Wild Salmon Advisory Council’s report and recommendations.
Watershed Watch Salmon Society staff are available to comment on today’s announcements.
The three reports can be found here:
Cohen Inquiry Update
Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan
Provincial Wild Salmon Advisory Council’s Report and Recommendations
Stan Proboszcz, Science & Campaign Advisor, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, 604-314-2713
Aaron Hill, Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, 250-818-0054
Greg Taylor, Fisheries Advisor, Watershed Watch Salmon Society, 604-970-0277