Water Stewardship Information Sources

Citation Werring, J. 2007. High and dry: An investigation of salmon-habitat destruction in British Columbia. David Suzuki Foundation
Organization David Suzuki Foundation
URL http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/downloads/2007/DSF-HDfin-F.pdf
Abstract/Description or Keywords From January 2003 through June 2006, the David Suzuki Foundation conducted a
series of investigations into reports of fish-habitat damage in B.C. marine and fresh
waters. The purpose was to assess industrial compliance with the federal Fisheries
Act under the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ new habitat-management
regime, assess the response of the DFO when matters of concern were reported to
them and follow up on DFO actions on these reports.
Under the Fisheries Act, the DFO is responsible for the protection of Canada’s
fish habitat. The Act proclaims that it is illegal to harmfully alter, disrupt or destroy
fish habitat unless expressly authorized by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
The Act also states that no one is permitted to deposit a toxic substance into water
containing fish.
Information Type report
Regional Watershed Lower Fraser
Sub-watershed if known Little Campbell River
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Project status complete
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