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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 21, 2020

 

Statement of Pacific Salmon Foundation President Michael Meneer

Commends federal contract to begin clearing the major fish-passage obstruction at Big Bar in the Upper Fraser River.

 

“The Pacific Salmon Foundation very much welcomes the announcement by the federal government of the awarding of a contract to begin clearing the major fish-passage obstruction at Big Bar in the Upper Fraser River. This is a major step forward because it is vitally important that every effort be made to open up fish passage in time for the 2020 Pacific salmon migration. We want to thank federal, provincial and First Nations officials for the extensive time, effort and coordinated resources that have gone into the response to date. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has also established two “technical teams” to work on contingencies if the Big Bar issue is not resolved this year, and the Pacific Salmon Foundation has been invited to have representation on both committees. We welcome this opportunity to contribute to the coordinated response. Beginning work at the Big Bar site is just the first step, as clearing is expected to be challenging and ongoing. We look forward to working with the federal and provincial governments and Indigenous leaders to help as remediation work begins in earnest, and as future mitigations become more apparent.”
- Michael Meneer, Pacific Salmon Foundation, President and CEO

 

Contact

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Pacific Salmon Foundation

Manager, Media & Public Relations

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About the Pacific Salmon Foundation:

Pacific Salmon Foundation was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific Salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Foundation’s mission is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific Salmon and their ecosystems and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and by supporting local communities. www.psf.ca