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    Toronto sushi shop is first Ocean Wise 100 per cent sustainable restaurant

    Toronto sushi shop is first Ocean Wise 100% sustainable restaurant

    Just Sushi is the world's first restaurant to be 100% certified by leading sustainable seafood label Ocean Wise.


    Harper guts more fish protections-NEB takes over habitat along pipelines

    Harper guts more fish protections: NEB takes over habitat along pipelines

    DFO is giving up control of habitat protections along pipeline corridors to the National Energy Board.



    New plan expected for blocking Asian Carp invasion of Great Lakes

    New plan expected for blocking Asian Carp invasion of Great Lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to release a long-anticipated study Monday listing options for shielding the Great Lakes from an attack by ravenous Asian carp.


    Motorized boats stir up problems for BC's salmon rivers

    Motorized boats stir up problems for BC’s salmon rivers

    The co-founders of a new national advocacy group say legislative changes are needed to protect Canada's rivers, lakes and wild salmon from powerful, new motorized boats.



    Despite Fukushima radiation, scientists say eating West Coast fish is safe

    Despite Fukushima radiation, scientists say West Coast fish is safe

    Dr. David Suzuki surveys recent Fukushima radiation science : "Fish will stay part of my diet - as long as they’re caught locally and sustainably - until new research gives me pause to reconsider."


    BC Herring being killed by mystery disease

    BC Herring being killed by mystery disease

    Read this Aug. 13 story from The Globe and Mail on independent salmon biologist Alexandra Morton’s concerns regarding a mystery disease that is causing Pacific herring off the coast of BC to hemorrhage. Independent fisher...



    First Nations close Skeena food fishery for first time as returns collapse

    First Nations close Skeena food fishery for first time as returns collapse

    Read this Aug. 12 story from CBC and the Canadian Press on the recent unprecedented decision by First Nations along the Skeena River to pull their food fishery nets for this season, amid the worst sockeye returns in several dec...


    Alaskan fishery harms Canada's Skeena salmon run, say conservationists

    Alaskan fishery harming Canada’s Skeena salmon run, say conservationists

    Read this July 17 story from the Canadian Press on the growing dispute between Canadian and American conservationists and fisheries officers over Skeena River sockeye salmon. VANCOUVER – A near record-low sockeye salmon r...



    Morton: Salmon Virus Lab Stripped of World Body Certification

    Republished from Alexandra Morton’s blog. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), our global first line of defence against farm animal epidemics, just stacked the odds against stopping ISA virus from spreading in...


    Piscine Reovirus Pt. 2: Evolution of a New Salmon Virus

    Read part 1 of this story here Strange things can happen when salmon eat chickens. Such a diet is unprecedented and bizarre, a violation of the biological order that has occurred over millions of years of evolutionary history....