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One Year after Cohen report, Salmon Still Face an Upstream Battle

Originally published by the David Suzuki Society

By David Suzuki,
with contributions from Communications Specialist Theresa Beer,

As the days get cooler and shorter, millions of salmon are making the arduous journey up the rivers and streams of British Columbia to the spawning grounds where they were born. Waiting for this rich pulse of life from the Pacific Ocean are bears, gulls, wolves, eagles, ospreys, crows, pine martins and dozens of other species. Communities and businesses wait, too. It’s fitting that this time of year also marks the first anniversary of the final report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.

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Cohen Commission: We’ve got the Wild Salmon Policy — now let’s use it

Originally Published by the David Suzuki Foundation

By Jeffery Young, Aquatic Biologist

After more than two years of working on the issue, I am pleased with Justice Bruce Cohen’s report from the Judicial Inquiry into the Decline of Fraser River Sockeye Salmon. The report has a strong conservation focus and makes 75 recommendations that, if implemented by the federal government, would go a long way toward recovering Pacific salmon in Canada.
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