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 angered the Heiltsuk First Nation on BC's central coast by opening a commercial herring fishery last night - despite concerns over unhealthy stocks.
The Heiltsuk First Nation has told DFO that it will close a planned commercial herring fishery on the central coat this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.