Bc Salmon

Please, Save Our B.C. Salmon

Jeff Matthews | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

The war on wild salmon escalated during the Harper years as wild salmon were viewed as mere complications to environmental assessments of resource development projects. A year into the Trudeau Liberal government, it appears little has changed.

B.C. First Nations Sign Pact To Protect Island From LNG

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Petronas, the Malaysian-owned oil and gas giant, hopes to develop a $36 billion liquefied natural gas facility on the island.

B.C. Teen Goalkeeper 'Muzzled' Over Fish Farm Sponsor

CBC | Posted 10.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"You can find another program to play in or choose to do a different sport," a Marine Harvest spokesman said.

Ahousaht First Nation Warriors Win B.C. Salmon Farm Standoff

Jeff Matthews | Posted 09.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

A salmon farm like the one proposed can create about the same amount of raw sewage as a city the size of Kelowna. "It's common sense," says Lennie John. "We fish in these waters for food, we don't go into Cermaq's kitchen and leave manure all over the floor."

Diving Grizzly Bear Could Be In Danger: Researcher

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. diving bear's unusual hunting habit is certainly eye-catching, but one researcher warns that it might be a bad sign. The adult male grizzly ...

Zi-Ann Lum

Harper's New Environmental Promise Is Too Little, Too Late: Lawyer

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law said Stephen Harper's new promise doesn’t “undo” over $100 million of budget cuts made to Fisheries and Oceans’ budget in the past three years.

Adding up the Threats to one of B.C.'s Longest Rivers

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

While the Skeena ecosystem has been largely pristine for many years, things may soon change as the area is pegged for rapid commercial and industrial expansion. A suite of major projects are proposed for the region, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, mines, and oil and gas pipelines and the expansion of shipping associated with such projects.

LOOK: Spectacular B.C. Salmon Run Has Begun

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sockeye salmon have begun their run in B.C. waters, drawing massive attention to this spectacular — and beautiful — natural cycle. The salmon a...

Would You Like Some Salmon With Those Tires?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Would you like some salmon with those tires? No, really. B.C.-based tire chain Kal Tire has a rather unusual promotion right now that could send...

Timing Of Mine Spill Likely Saved Salmon: Official

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The fisheries department says the timing of the Mount Polley tailings pond breach in central B.C. likely reduced any potential negative im...

Water Ban Near Mine Spill Mostly Lifted

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LIKELY, B.C. - A drinking water ban that followed a mine tailings spill in British Columbia was mostly lifted Tuesday and fish from the area were decl...

'We Can Drink Bottled Water, But The Fish Can't Move Away From This'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LIKELY, B.C. - First Nations health officials are preparing to test salmon near the site of a massive mine tailing spill in British Columbia amid fear...

Huge Predictions For B.C.'s Sockeye Salmon Return

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Predictions for this year's salmon fishery on British Columbia's Fraser River are so massive there's no historical data to use to forecast...

Fisheries' Changes Give Ministers Power To Allow Pollution

Andrew Gage | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Gage

In our view, these regulations allow the ministers to authorize a broad range of pollution with few limits or checks and balances. It is natural to fear that the federal government is preparing to abdicate its responsibilities to protect fish from pollution.

Kitimat Hunters Fear Pipeline Would 'Wipe Out' Wild Game

Vancouver Observer | Mychaylo Prystupa | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Mike Langegger recalls the autumn moment two years ago when he, his son Adam, and daughter Hannah spotted a moose a stone’s throw away in a valley j...

What Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Anniversary Has To Do With Canada's Wild Salmon

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

With March 24 marking the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this disaster provides a lens into considering the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and the risk it poses to wild salmon, one of our country's greatest natural assets.

Fish Farm Commits To Atlantic Salmon In B.C.

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One of the world's largest aquaculture companies is betting future economic growth in Chile on a "robust" species of salmon native to the ...

WATCH: Guess Who's Back Again

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Seriously: Is there anything more British Columbian than a video of salmon spawning in local waters? We don't think so. On Nov. 3, Nature City post...

B.C. Farmed Salmon Moratorium Remains

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says she will not lift the moratorium on aquaculture development in British Columbia's Discovery Isla...

DFO Seize Alleged Salmon Poachers' Gear

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Fisheries and Oceans officers have seized eight boats and 50 gillnets as part of a crackdown on salmon poaching on British Columbia's Fras...

Salmon Fishing Video Triggers Probe

CP | Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has launched an investigation after an online video surfaced recently that allegedly showed...

WATCH: Improper Salmon Fishing?

CP | Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Thousands of salmon may be dying as a result of improper fishing practices along B.C.'s coasts, say environmentalists who claim to have vi...

Why This Is Getting More Expensive

CBC | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The price of sockeye salmon is soaring in B.C., driven by strong demand for the premium fish, and a disastrous fishery four years ago. "It's $65.75 ...

B.C. Salmon Run Threatened

CP | Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A near record-low sockeye salmon run for Skeena River fisheries has cut off the catch in B.C., but conservation groups say Alaskan fisherm...

Record Salmon Spawning In City Creeks

CBC | Posted 01.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Record numbers of chum salmon are returning to urban creeks in Burnaby, B.C., to spawn. Crowds gathered on Saturday at Buckingham Creek ...