An Agenda for Law Reform: The Need to Publicly Disclose Diseases on BC Fish Farms

Outbreaks of exotic or virulent fish disease at fish farms may spread to wild fish and threaten wild salmon stocks. Yet the government fails to adequately report to the public about fish farm outbreaks. Government refuses to publicly report where outbreaks have occurred and delays releasing information until it is too late to be useful to independent scientists. This needs to change. Working for the Wuikinuvx First Nation, ELC student Sam Harrison has written a report documenting that government needs to publish detailed, meaningful, timely information on diseases that occur at BC fish farms.