VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party spokesperson for wild salmon, released the following statement regarding the report released today by The Minister of Agriculture's Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture.
“This report highlights the challenges with addressing the role of aquaculture in our efforts to protect B.C.’s wild salmon stocks,” said Olsen.Read more
Olsen: B.C. chefs’ call for end to open net-pen salmon farming demonstrates economic, cultural imperative to act
VICTORIA, B.C. – Adam Olsen, B.C. Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and spokesperson for wild salmon, issued the following statement of support for the group of local chefs calling for an end to open net-pen wild salmon farming. A letter signed by over 50 chefs was sent to Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development Minister Donaldson and Agriculture Minister Popham calling for the end to open pen-net fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago, whose tenures are up for renewal this spring.
“Wild salmon are of irreplaceable economic and cultural importance to our province,” said Olsen.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Green caucus is calling on the government to immediately establish a secretariat responsible for wild salmon. The caucus’ call comes after a week of questioning the government over its plans to protect wild salmon.
“Wild salmon are a foundational B.C. species of vital importance to our economy and to our communities,” said Adam Olsen, spokesperson for natural resources and agriculture. “The MLAs that now sit on the government side of the house are well aware of the risks facing this species, having often drawn attention to this issue when in opposition. It is time to move beyond words and take action. There is absolutely no reason to delay taking action to help restore B.C.’s wild salmon stocks to levels that support a healthy environment and a thriving wild salmon fishery.”Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Sonia Furstenau, MLA for Cowichan Valley, pressed Premier Horgan on his government’s plans to protect wild salmon habitat in B.C. during question period today.Read more
VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green caucus, is seeking leadership from the government to protect B.C.’s wild salmon stocks. Weaver questioned Minister of Agriculture during question period, after having sent a letter to the Minister last week.Read more