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    Fisheries

    How Cohen Recommendations, Termination Clause and BCNDP Can End Risk to Wild Salmon Economy

    Independent salmon biologist Alexandra Morton has worked tirelessly and endlessly to raise awareness about the threat open net pen salmon farms presents to our coast. For decades now, this frequently published scientist has wor...


    Salmon Confidential

    Anyone who has been following the sorry saga of inexplicable diseases and unusual mortality in BC’s wild salmon will not be surprised that the information in Twyla Roscovich’s documentary, Salmon Confidential, links...



    Of Frogs and Fishes: Farms Spawn Lethal Diseases

    A lethal fungus has spread around the world, killing frogs at a rate 40,000 times faster than at any time since these amphibian species formed some 360 million years ago. Habitat loss is a factor, too, as wetlands are drained a...


    Tankers too risky for coast environment

    I am, God knows, no scientist and it’s this that made by heart warm when I saw the story in the Vancouver Sun, September 1 at page A5 headlined “Tankers too risky for coast environment, engineers say”. Three engin...



    Former DFO Manager, Minister: Harper ‘Disembowelled’ Science Budget for Enbridge Review

    Read this story from the Vancouver Sun on evidence that despite his feigned commitment to “listen to science” on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, Prime Minster Stephen Harper has “disembowelled...


    Commercial, Recreational Sockeye Fisheries Likely Closed for 2012

    Read this story from CBC.ca, reporting that the commercial and recreational sockeye fisheries likely won’t open in 2012, due to low returns on the Fraser River. (Aug. 16, 2012) British Columbia’s lucrative commercia...



    BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix has tools available to him to stop the Enbridge pipeline (CP photo)

    Dix Can Reclaim Control Over Fish, Pipelines and Tankers from Harper

    Dear Adrian Dix, You and your party have taken a strong stand against the Enbridge Pipeline and tanker issues, for which I applaud you. I think you should broaden this policy, but first some background. Stephen Hume has a fas...


    BC's Fraser River sockeye face increased risks as many DFO employees working in habitat protection stand to lose their jobs

    Harper Wasting No Time Slashing DFO Habitat Jobs as Notices go out to Staff

    According to Otto Langer, the former senior DFO scientist and manager who first blew the whistle on Stephen Harper’s plan to gut the Fisheries Act, the job cuts associated with Harper’s program will soon be taking e...



    Conservative MP James Moore poses in front of an artist's depiction of a wild BC salmon; last week, Moore abandoned the real thing.

    BC Conservative MPs Who Abandoned Our Wild Salmon May Find Voters Abandoning Them

    Note well the names that follow, for they are British Columbia MPs who voted for the final destruction of the Pacific Salmon, the sea going Rainbow trout (Steelhead), river resident Cutthroat, resident Rainbow trout, river dwel...


    Sockeye and other fish and wildlife are threatened by plans to ship jet fuel through the Fraser River estuary (Land Conservancy photo)

    Jet Fuel Tankers in Fraser River Would Put Critical Fish Habitat at Risk

    As Parliament debates the watering down and the neutering of environmental legislation in Canada you again must be made aware that the lack of leadership by Environment Canada and DFO (with the laws they now have) have allowed ...