Cohen Commission to Hear Final Oral Submissions

November 1, 2023

(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.

Final submissions will be heard each day from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2-4 pm in the 12th floor hearing room
of the BC Securities Commission, 701 West Georgia Street. Note that this is the same building where the commission held evidentiary hearings, but a different floor.

Hearings are open to the public however due to the change in location, seating will be very limited. The commission will therefore be providing an audiocast of the proceedings in both English and French. For more information, visit Media recording or broadcasting of the hearings may be allowed with advance arrangements. To discuss, contact Carla Shore at or .

About the Cohen Commission
The Cohen Commission ( was established on November 5, 2023 with the appointment of the Honourable Bruce Cohen as Commissioner. Under its Terms of Reference, the commission will hold hearings to investigate and report on the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. Based on its findings, the commission will make recommendations for improving the future sustainability of the sockeye salmon fishery in the Fraser River, including, as required, any changes to the policies, practices and procedures of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in relation to the management of the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery. The commission’s final report must be submitted on or before June 30, 2012.


Media Contact:
Carla S. Shore
Communications Director
Cohen Commission of Inquiry