Participants in sockeye Judicial Inquiry demanding salmon farm companies release critical disease, sea lice and stocking information
Two participant groups in the Judicial Inquiry into the decline of Fraser River sockeye — the Conservation and Aquaculture Coalitions — are pressing for critical fish health and stocking records from the salmon farming industry, the Province of B.C. and the Federal Government. The groups maintain that the data are needed by the Inquiry in order for it to properly fulfill its mandate and without them, no one can assess whether salmon farms have harmed Fraser sockeye. In response, the salmon farm representatives have objected to full disclosure of the requested information. All implicated parties are addressing their reservations about data disclosure in a hearing before the Commission in Vancouver today.