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Posts Tagged ‘government inaction’

Time for DFO to stand up and deliver

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The way the B.C. government and the province’s fish farm industry do business you’d expect them to be guarding nuclear secrets, not salmon tissue samples. Yet, time and time again, they break out the cloak and dagger routine, twisting themselves up in knots to prevent industry information – specifically about disease and sea lice infestations on farms – from being made public. The question is why? (more…)

DFO’s slick language in parliament illustrates how to side-step the weight of scientific evidence

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Trevor Swerdfager, Director General of Aquaculture for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) recently spoke to the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans about salmon aquaculture. It’s an interesting read for anyone who wants to learn more about exactly what our government is being told about salmon farming from one of DFO’s head honchos. Certain passages also illustrate the precise manner in which DFO dances around incoming projectiles and flying shrapnel. (more…)