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NGOs slam Canada’s salmon management

SeafoodSource 17 August, 2011

Three Canadian environmental groups say Canada is mismanaging the British Columbia chum salmon fishery by requiring massive amounts of discards.

Watershed Watch Salmon Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and SkeenaWild Conservation Trust on Wednesday alleged that B.C. commercial fisheries discarded more than 1.37 million pounds of chum salmon over the last month,enough, they say, to fill 40 transport trucks. The groups say that many of the fish will not survive to spawn.

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