Thursday, November 5, 2009

Canadian PM Harper calls for Judical Inquiry

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today that he will be calling for a judicial inquiry into declining Sockeye populations in the Fraser River system. Fish advocates and environmentalists have been calling for judicial inquiry into the sockeye collapse ever since it became apparent that this summers run would be catastrophically below the preseason forecast. Many independent biologists and critics have argued that the situation on the Fraser is analogous to the collapse of the Atlantic Cod fishery. Hopefully judicial review will highlight the factors leading to the decline of Sockeye abundance, and result in a decisive plan for protecting and restoring the Frasers legendary abundance of the species. More information will be available tomorrow as details about the nature and extent of the judicial inquiry are released. See this snippet in the Georgia Strait newspaper.

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