Department of Fisheries and Oceans

GRAPHIC: Sea Lion Tangled In Wire Needs Help Fast

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A helpless sea lion with wire tangled around its neck has sparked public outcry on Vancouver Island. Kiyo, as locals have named the animal, was fou...

And The Scientist Silencing Continues..

CBC | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Politics

At an annual conference in Truro, N.S., that brings fishermen and scientists together to promote ocean research, some researchers declined to discuss ...

How the Harper Government Committed a Knowledge Massacre

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

Scientists are calling it "libricide." Seven of the nine world-famous Department of Fisheries and Oceans [DFO] libraries were closed by autumn 2013, ostensibly to digitize the materials and reduce costs. But sources told the independent Tyee in December that a fraction of the 600,000-volume collection had been digitized. Irreplaceable documents like the 50 volumes produced by the H.M.S. Challenger expedition of the late 1800s that discovered thousands of new sea creatures, are now moldering in landfills.

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 ...

Why We Treat Animals Better Than the Poor

Marko Sijan | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada
Marko Sijan

And where's the "humanity" in defending animal rights? Like me, devout animal lovers and environmentalists (often one and the same) betray an underlying misanthropy, a profound disgust and disillusion with humanity. We can love animals because they aren't our competitors; they're dumb and easily used to serve our ends.

Tories War on Science Hurts Us All

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Weaver

I was shocked by this week's news that the Harper Tories were closing Environment Canada's Experimental Lakes Area, cutting a smokestack emissions research group and a Department of Fisheries and Oceans contaminants program. Where are the real Tories willing to put the word "conserve" back into the Conservative Party of Canada?

The Science Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Weaver

While Harper is cutting funds to scientific research, the government doesn't actually understand how it works. Science should feed into policy discussions, but in and of itself science cannot and should not dictate what policy directions should be taken.

Cutting Deep At Fisheries And Oceans

CBC | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

Employees of the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans were told Wednesday their employer will soon be significantly smaller, and res...

Fishy Situation: Inquiry Looks For Where All The Salmon Went

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - After months of hearings in relative obscurity, the public inquiry into the decline of sockeye along British Columbia's fabled Fraser Rive...