Conservatives Continue to Ignore B.C. Salmon Crisis

New Democrats to present action plan to address disappearing salmon stocks

OTTAWA

- With years of ignoring the crisis of declining salmon stocks, and the disappearance of 11 million salmon from the Fraser River this year alone, the Harper Government must take immediate action to protect wild BC salmon.

On Friday, New Democrat Western Fisheries and International Trade Critic Peter Julian (Burnaby –New Westminster) and Natural Resources critic Nathan Cullen (Skeena Bulkley Valley) will hold a press conference on British Columbia’s salmon crisis and present an action plan and emergency measures to help save the wild salmon.

The wild salmon fishery generates $1.6 billion in revenue for coastal communities and employs 52,000 on the B.C. coast.

AUGUST 21, 2009                           OTTAWA

10:00 AM                   Press conference with Peter Julian and Nathan Cullen                                    Charles Lynch Room, 130-S, Center Block

Conference Call/Virtual Scrum:

Toll Free Number 1-888-265-0903

Passcode: 655366

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For more information, please contact:

Jesse Brady, Press Secretary, 613-944-9372