Salmon

Posted on February 05, 2015

Is Norwegian current aquaculture crisis, sneak preview for BC fish farming industry?

Posted on January 19, 2015

Why have salmon been pouring back into the Columbia River in record numbers recently while returns to the Washington coast and Puget Sound continue to drop?

One big reason is that, for the past decade, someone in a position of authority has been in charge of protecting and restoring Columbia River salmon.

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Posted on October 19, 2014

How much do First Nations still catch and eat fish? That appeared to be a key line of questioning at a National Energy Board hearing underway this week in Chilliwack regarding Kinder Morgan's $5.4-billion oil pipeline expansion. 

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Posted on September 18, 2014

PORT ANGELES — A fisheries biologist found three adult Chinook salmon in the upper Elwha River, according to Olympic National Park officials.

The biologist made the discovery during a snorkel survey of the area above the old Glines Canyon Dam site.

These fish hadn’t been spotted in this area for 102 years.

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Posted on June 25, 2014

Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2014) --- In anticipation of large predicted returns for a handful of the Fraser River’s 44 sockeye salmon populations this summer, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has more than quadrupled the number of endangered Interior Fraser River coho salmon that can be killed as unintentional “bycatch” in the sockeye fishery.

Posted on June 11, 2014

Jun 10, 2014 Vancouver — Aquaculture licences issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans that allow fish farms to transfer farmed Atlantic salmon carrying disease agents into waters shared with wild salmon are unlawful and must be struck down, Ecojustice lawyers will argue in Federal Court tomorrow. 

Posted on August 08, 2013

Asking Norway about the Piscine Reovirus from Twyla Roscovich on Vimeo.

From the "Department of Wild Salmon": Piscine Reovirus- A salmon virus fresh from Norway

Over 90% of BC farmed salmon are testing positive for a recently imported Norwegian virus that causes lesions in the hearts of salmon. Should we be concerned about it's effects on

Posted on January 07, 2013

by Aaron Hill and Stan Proboszcz

These are strange and precarious times for BC’s wild salmon populations, and their status is as complex and varied as the watersheds they inhabit. Some populations are doing well, while others are decreasing, depleted, or altogether gone.

In the trauma ward you’ll find most of the chinook populations of the Fraser River and the west coast of Vancouver Island, as well as

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at noon, community members from the Broughton Archipelago and supporters will deliver a message to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at her Vancouver Constituency office that they do not support any renewals of open net-pen fish farm licenses (or any new licenses) in their territory.
 

Posted on October 17, 2012

The province is expected to make a decision about lifting the moratorium this summer. The David Suzuki Foundation wants the decision to be cautious.

BC's moratorium on fish farm expansion and subsequent environmental review were triggered by an outbreak of triple antibiotic-resistant disease among BC farmed salmon.

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