Media Alert - Commissioner Bruce Cohen to address media regarding his final report on Fraser River sockeye salmon

VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Final Report of the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River was submitted to the government today, October 29, 2012. Commissioner Bruce Cohen will hold a news conference in Vancouver at 12:30 pm on October 31, 2012.

The news conference will be held at:


Point Grey Room, 3rd Floor,
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
    Date:   October 31, 2012
    Time:  12:30 pm

Copies of the Commissioner's final report will be available to media at the news conference, and on the commission's website at Media may attend the news conference in person, or can call in to a conference line. For information on calling in to the news conference, please contact Carla Shore at

The Cohen Commission ( was established on November 5, 2009 with the appointment of the Honourable Bruce Cohen as Commissioner. Under its Terms of Reference, the commission held hearings to investigate and report on the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. Based on his findings, the Commissioner will make recommendations for improving the future sustainability of the sockeye salmon fishery in the Fraser River, including, as required, any changes to the policies, practices and procedures of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in relation to the management of the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery.

SOURCE: Cohen Commission of Inquiry

For further information:

Media Contact:
Carla S. Shore
Communications Director, Cohen Commission of Inquiry
Cell: 604-329-0975

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