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Cohen Commission to Hear Final Oral Submissions - November 4-10

(Vancouver) The Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River will hear final oral submissions from participants over five days in Vancouver from November 4-10.

Salmon Farming can coexist with Wild Salmon - Cohen Commission Salmon Farm Reports

Cohen Commission Backgrounder: Technical Report Project 5 Impacts of salmon farms on Fraser River sockeye salmon

Cohen Commission, September 22 to Sept. 28, 2011

Theme; DFO Priorities & Summary

Witnesses:
David Bevan (Associate Deputy Minister, and Former Senior ADM, Ecosystems & Fisheries Management)
Claire Dansereau (Deputy Minister)
Susan Farlinger (Regional Director General, Pacific Region, DFO)
Laura Richards (Regional Director, Science)

No ‘primary cause’ for salmon collapse of 2009, analysis of evidence shows

Cohen Commission, September 19 and 20, 2011
Theme: Cumulative Impact Assessment
Witnesses: David Marmorek (President, ESSA Technologies Ltd.)

Cohen Commission - Aquaculture Evidentiary Hearing Transcript Links

Cohen Commission - Aquaculture Evidentiary Hearing Transcript Links August 22 - September 08, 2011

Diseases - August 22 and 23, 2011 - Dr. Johnson, Dr. Kent. Dr. MacWilliams, Dr. Stephen

Cohen Commission, Thursday, September 8, 2011

 

Allegation about disease is blatantly false

Allegation about disease is blatantly false
By Ruth Salmon, Times Colonist September 8, 2011

Cohen Commission, Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Theme: Aquaculture

Witnesses:
Clare Backman (Director of Environmental Compliance and Community Relations, Marine Harvest Canada)
Alexandra Morton (Executive Director, Raincoast Research Society)
Mia Parker (formerly Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.)

Cohen Commission Exhibit 1471 - PCR test results for infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in BC

Cohen Commission - Exhibit 1471 August 22, 2011

Publicly available PCR test results for infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in British Columbia farmed salmon over the past 8 years (2003 - 2010). Data were compiled as part of the BC Fish Health Auditing and Surveillance Program.

Cohen Commission, Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Theme: Aquaculture

Witnesses:
Dr. Simon Jones (Research Scientist, DFO)
Dr. Craig Orr (Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society)
Mike Price (Biologist, Raincoast Conservation Foundation)
Dr. Sonja Saksida (Executive Director, Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences)