Bc Salmon

Timing Of Mine Spill Likely Saved Salmon: Official

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 vall...

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&apos...

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 ...

The Results Are In: Wild Salmon Need Action Now

Gwen Barlee | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Gwen Barlee

The Cohen report is a gift; a well-researched and valuable tool by which to recover wild salmon, not only the Fraser River sockeye runs, but salmon populations across B.C. But its recommendations must be implemented, funded and enforced. The ball is now in the court of the federal government.

A Fine Kettle Of Fish For Feds

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Some who took part in the inquiry looking into why millions of sockeye salmon vanished from one of British Columbia's most prized fishery ...

Iron Ocean Dump's Greatest Risk

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A small British Columbia First Nation making waves around the world with a controversial experiment in the Pacific Ocean is on the front l...

'This Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen'

CP | Sarah Simpson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada British Columbia

DUNCAN, B.C. - The Cowichan River could run bone dry before the end of the month if rain doesn't start falling by the bucketful, raising concerns for ...

B.C. Diesel-Spill Trucker Avoids Jail Time

CBC | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A 35-year-old fuel truck driver who crashed his rig on the Malahat Highway north of Victoria last year has been given a conditional sentence for dange...

Salmon Activist Goes Rogue

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - One of British Columbia's most vocal advocates for the preservation of wild salmon says she's not waiting to find out from a government in...

B.C. Diesel-Spill Driver Avoids Jail Time

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A 35-year-old fuel truck driver who crashed his rig on the Malahat Highway north of Victoria last year has been given a conditional sentenc...

Sockeye Salmon Fishery Likely To Close This Year

CP | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Commercial and recreational sockeye fishermen on the Fraser River may not get a single opportunity to cast their nets this season.The...

Controversial Virus In Fresh Water Fish

CBC | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada

A controversial virus has been detected in freshwater fish in B.C., but experts disagree about what the results mean for B.C.'s wild fish stocks. ...