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    First Nation taking herring concerns to Jimmy Pattison's Canfisco today

    First Nation taking herring concerns to Jimmy Pattison’s Canfisco

    A delegation of Heiltsuk First Nations is taking the community's concerns over a recent herring fishery in their territory to the Jimmy Pattison-owned Canfisco plant in Vancouver.


    DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

    DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

    DFO angered the Heiltsuk First Nation on BC's central coast by opening a commercial herring fishery last night - despite concerns over unhealthy stocks.



    First Nation tells DFO it's closing commercial herring fishery

    First Nation tells DFO it’s closing commercial herring fishery

    The Heiltsuk First Nation has told DFO that it will close a planned commercial herring fishery on the central coat this year.


    Tide may be turning on farms destroying salmon habitat

    Tide may be turning on farms destroying salmon habitat

    For too long, farmers have looked at coho salmon and other species that spawn in small streams as a nuisance, but the tide may be turning - thankfully, says Rafe Mair.



    Salmon Inquiry: First Nations angry at Harper’s lack of action

    Frustration is growing in First Nations communities along the Fraser River over Ottawa's failure to implement recommendations on how to bring back salmon fisheries.


    Banner Salmon Year 2014

    Missing fish farms offer clue to anticipated 70 million sockeye return

    DFO is predicting up to 70 million sockeye salmon will return to BC rivers this summer. DC Reid explores the possible reasons behind this unexpected bumper crop.



    DFO predicts monster Fraser River sockeye return this summer

    DFO predicts monster Fraser River sockeye return this summer

    If the early signals are correct, the Fraser River could have the biggest salmon run in B.C. history this summer, with up to 72 million sockeye returning.


    Nathan Cullen calls out Harper govt over climate change, dead scallops

    Cullen calls out Harper govt over climate change, dead scallops

    NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen challenges the Harper government in question period over its failure to act on climate change and 10 million scallops that died in BC recently from ocean acidification.



    Fisheries Critic questions habitat protection handover for pipelines

    The NDP's deputy fisheries critic is questioning a quiet deal that saw DFO hand over the protection of fish habitat and species at risk along energy pipelines to the National Energy Board.


    First Nation blockades water intake construction over salmon impacts

    First Nation blockades water intake construction over salmon impacts

    Members of a First Nation in Lillooet, B.C., have set up a blockade near that Fraser River district to protest work they believe is destroying fish habitat on disputed land.