June 15, 2017 – Times Colonist

STUDENTS TO KEEP RAISING SALMON AFTER CUTS REVERSED

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Salmon enhancement advocates are celebrating a decision to reverse cuts to programs that bring salmon into classrooms and provide support to hatcheries.

Burnaby North-Seymour Liberal MP Terry Beech, parliamentary secretary to the federal minister of fisheries, oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced Thursday that the federal government had reversed the cuts and scrapped plans to eliminate the 26-member Sea Island dive team.

Scientists and educators in three areas of the salmonid enhancement program were told in May that their programs would be cut or were vulnerable to cuts, including a $400,000-a-year project that teaches 35,000 students in B.C. and Yukon classrooms each year about salmon….

June 5, 2017 – The Progress

CUTS TO SALMON ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS IN CHILLIWACK CRITICIZED

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Fisheries minister is acknowledging concerns coming from communities in the wake of recent cuts

Changes announced to the Salmonid Enhancement Program by Fisheries and Oceans Canada last week aren’t going over too well in Chilliwack and beyond.

Cuts are expected for the Salmonids in the Classroom program under Stream to Sea, along with local steelhead and cutthroat hatchery programs, but DFO officials are stating for the record that they remain “committed to the conservation of wild Pacific salmon.”….