Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild, and Raincoast call on Fisheries Minister to address outrageous discards of north coast chum salmon
August 22, 2011 03:46:42
Posted By Trish Hall
Scientists from Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation andSkeenaWild Conservation Trust are calling on Fisheries Minister to address outrageous discards of north coast chum salmon after 1.37 million pounds of chum salmon have been discarded over the past month in fisheries targeting pink salmon. A large portion of these fish are from depleted stocks and many will not survive to spawn.
The pink salmon fishery was recently certified as “sustainable” by the Marine Stewardship Council, a designation that should not be allowed to stand if current fishing practices persist.
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