Déposant : Peter Skipper
Communauté : Nanaimo
Déposé le : Septembre 8, 2011
La Commission devrait recommander d’approfondir la recherche afin de se renseigner sur les tumeurs cérébrales possibles touchant le saumon rouge du Fraser et de savoir s’il faut blâmer les piscicultures. Elle devrait aussi recommander de meilleures inspections indépendantes des piscicultures.
As the purpose of the Commission is to make recommendations for improving the future sustainability of the sockeye salmon fishery in the Fraser River, although find no fault, I hope it will answer, or recommend further research to answer, what these possible brain tumours are in the Fraser sockeye and whether salmon farm-origin viruses are responsible for the majority of Fraser sockeye that went missing. Another recommendation I hope addresses the need for closer inspection of salmon farms by non-industry inspectors as does Canada have for its meat and other food supplies. As I follow the proceedings, it seems the connection between DFO scientists and DFO governance or managers requires more at length distance. A separate fisheries research board were scientists may independently publish and publicly discuss findings is necessary. The secrecy and appearance of withholding information from the public needs to be corrected.