B.C. introduces advisory council for wild salmon protection

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The B.C. government is putting together an advisory council to deal with its at-risk wild salmon stocks.

The council will develop recommendations this summer for a provincial wild salmon strategy, the province announced Friday.

“It’s a tragedy that we find ourselves in 2018 on the crest of perhaps losing this important species to all of the people who depend on it,” Premier John Horgan said Friday.

“This is not just a coastal issue or an issue for the people in the Interior. It’s an issue for all Canadians,” he added.

Fourteen experts make up the council. They come from Indigenous, community and labour groups, NGOs, and recreational and commercial fisheries.

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CBC News – June 15, 2018.

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