The catastrophe doesn’t seem to concern Tories, Grits. In fact, they don’t want to know. The NDP tread where the Conservatives and Liberals fear to go as NDP Fisheries Critic Peter Julian and MP hopeful Fin Donnelly call for an independent judicial inquiry into the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye. It should happen. It [...]
Tag Archive 'Gail Shea'
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted in Save Our Rivers on Sep 7th, 2009
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 [...]
Posted in General on Aug 31st, 2009
The Hon. Gail Shea, Minister, Fisheries and Oceans, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada. Dear Ms. Shea, Re: DFO’s poor record for wild salmon protection as opposed to un-restrained support for salmon farming in B.C. This is the perspective of two of us who have a combined experience of over 85 years in biology and oceanography – [...]