VICTORIA B.C. – B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen (Saanich North and the Islands) released the following statement today in response to concerns that the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is endangering the Coquihalla River salmon population.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. — B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen joined Premier John Horgan and Mike Meneer of the Pacific Salmon Foundation to mark B.C. Wild Salmon Day at the legislature.
“Good salmon policy is good economic, social, and environmental policy,” said MLA Olsen, B.C. Green spokesperson for salmon. “In our submission to budget 2019, our caucus advocated for substantial funding for the Pacific Salmon Foundation to support their community wild salmon restoration and conservation projects. We’re glad to see that today that government is actioning our recommendations.”Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. — The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced new fisheries closure measures for chinook Tuesday in an effort to save the at-risk salmon from disappearing from Canadian waters.Read more
MLA Olsen welcomes new funding for wild salmon, says it should be used to protect, restore, coordinate
VICTORIA, B.C. — MLA Adam Olsen, the B.C. Green spokesperson for wild salmon, joined Premier John Horgan and federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in welcoming major new funding for salmon projects.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - B.C. Green spokesperson for wild salmon MLA Adam Olsen welcomes the launch of the International Year of the Salmon today.Read more
MLA Olsen: Broughton fish farms announcement good news, however province-wide approach to protecting wild salmon still needed
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for agriculture, says that the government’s willingness to engage in new ways with First Nations and other stakeholders is a welcome change. However, Olsen raised concerns that B.C. still lacks a provincial strategy to protect wild salmon.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for agriculture, welcomed the publication of the Wild Salmon Advisory Council’s report. Olsen is a member of the Advisory Council, which was formed following his call for the creation of a similar body to advise government on comprehensive policies to protect B.C.’s wild salmon population.
“This report is a result of widespread collaboration and provides government with a clear pathway to develop policies that will protect wild salmon,” said Olsen.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for agriculture, welcomes the B.C. government’s creation of a Wild Salmon Advisory Council and Wild Salmon Secretariat.
Olsen publicly released his Standing up for Wild Salmon report on May 16th after months of consultation and legislative work. The report outlined the challenges facing B.C.’s wild salmon populations and highlighted a proposed path forward, calling for the creation of a Wild Salmon Commissioner and a Wild SalmonSecretariat.
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, publicly released his Standing up for Wild Salmon report today outside the B.C. legislature. The report outlines the challenges facing B.C.’s wild salmon populations and highlights a proposed path forward, through the creation of a Wild Salmon Commissioner and supporting Wild Salmon Secretariat.
After making the initial pitch to the Premier in March, Olsen hosted representatives from a diverse range of fisheries backgrounds for a consultation forum where there was unanimous consensus on the need for a Wild Salmon Secretariat or Commissioner in B.C. Following his forum, Olsen presented their feedback to government along with a detailed proposal. Today’s public report is an extension of that work.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and spokesperson for fisheries will convene a group of representatives from First Nations, wildlife and fish organizations, policy and advocacy groups, habitat conservation groups, the commercial fishery, and the fisheries tourism sector for a forum on wild salmon in Vancouver tomorrow.
DETAILS: Olsen is hosting the forum to seek input on the potential mandate and structure of a proposed Wild Salmon Secretariat/Commissioner. On March 1, 2018 Olsen called for the B.C. NDP government to create a secretariat or commissioner due to the fact that responsibility for fisheries in B.C. is currently fractured, leaving wild salmon and steelhead vulnerable and in decline.Read more