B.C.’s battle to save endangered steelhead shrouded in secrecy

The comtinuing saga of Interior Fraser steelhead.

The provincial Environment Ministry is pressing the federal government for an emergency Species at Risk Act listing for the Interior Fraser steelhead, but their arguments are being kept secret from the public.

A freedom of information request for provincial records related to steelhead bycatch in the Fraser River this fall was granted, but with 85 percent of the pages withheld as “harmful to intergovernmental relations or negotiations” or containing “policy advice or recommendations.”

A total of 176 out of 209 pages were withheld.

LINK (via: The Province)

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