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Monthly Archive for September, 2009

Before I get to today’s subject, two respondents to last week’s column asked why the use of SLICE in fish farms protected the Pink salmon yet not the Sockeye. The answer is simple – the SLICE was used by specific farms for specific runs for a short time span when the Broughton Archipelago Pinks went […]

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Sorry, I’m an Editorialist

Those who complain I’m not even-handed don’t get my purpose. I read comments to this column regularly and both enjoy them and profit from them. In my last article on Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea there were concerns expressed that I was not giving equal time to both sides of the issue so I thought […]

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Betrayed by Our Fisheries Minister

As BC’s sockeye disaster unfolded, she flogged fish farms in Norway. Here is the story from the Black Press, scarcely known for left wing tendencies – The Fraser River sockeye run is winding up and millions of missing salmon still haven’t shown up. The Pacific Salmon Commission estimates the run size at 1.37 million sockeye […]

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Damien Gillis’ video out of Trondheim, Norway’s recent Aquaculture trade show demonstrates the problem we British Columbians have which simply stated is this – neither of the two major political parties give a fiddler’s fart for the west coast fishery. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea simply doesn’t concern herself with our plight and I’ve […]

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