Posted on February 25, 2015
Three coastal B.C. First Nations are once again fighting the federal government’s decision to open herring roe fisheries in their areas, arguing fish stocks have not recovered enough to permit commercial fishing.
Posted on February 19, 2015
Ombudsperson reviews Riparian Areas Regulations
Photo: Steve Clegg (white) and members of the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition donated their time Saturday Oct. 15, 2011, to help restore riparian areas alongside the Hope Slough in Chilliwack.
Posted on February 09, 2015
The B.C. government has just approved a "precedent-setting" gravel mining project along the Fraser River, which conservationists say will have a devastating impact on one of only two known spawning areas for the Lower Fraser River white sturgeon.
Marvin Rosenau of the BCIT Rivers Institute said he was appalled by the province's decision.
Posted on January 16, 2015
Top North American seafood organizations have given a stamp of approval for the first time to several of B.C.’s groundfish fisheries. Today’s recommendations from the U.S. Monterey Bay Aquarium’s (MBA) Seafood Watch Program and Canada’s SeaChoice program, combined with earlier Marine Stewardship Council recommendations, mean that over 88 per cent of groundfish caught in Canada’s Pacific waters can be recommended to consumers. Six years ago, the same organizations recommended avoiding most of the fish caught by the province’s largest fishery.