DFO Ignored Science on Threats to Fraser River Steelhead

The darker, bluer water of the Thompson meets the milky waters of the Fraser River Photo: The Interior CC BY-SA 4.0

A stunning report from The Narwhal regarding Thompson and Chilcotin steelhead.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) watered down a scientific report to downplay threats to endangered Thompson and Chilcotin steelhead, documents obtained by the B.C. Wildlife Federation through access to information legislation reveal.

The nearly 2,700 pages of internal documents and emails show DFO scientists, as well as their provincial and independent counterparts, were caught off guard by edits the DFO Assistant Deputy Minister’s Office made to a report regarding the potential for the two declining steelhead populations in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed to receive special protections.

LINK (via: The Narwhal)

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