Powell River Sport Fishing Advisory Committee
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Following four years of research and dialogue, the BC Pacific Salmon Forum today released its Final Report and Recommendations on what needs to be done to improve understanding of the economic, social and environmental sustainability of BC wild salmon stocks and salmon aquaculture on the coast. The Forum found wild salmon face unprecedented threats to both ocean and freshwater habitats due to climate change and watershed impacts as a result of human activity.
The Forumís report acknowledges concerns expressed about the impacts of salmon farming on wild salmon. The Forum believes that salmon farming and wild salmon can coexist only if farms are rigorously managed in accordance with its recommended ecosystem thresholds.
The BC Pacific Salmon Forumís Final Report and Recommendations are also available by following the above link.