Canada Overfishing

5 Small Things You Can Do to Make an Impact on Earth Day

Alex Mifflin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Alex Mifflin

We are made aware almost daily of the dire impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change. It can be overwhelming, but the good news is that there are simple things we can do in our daily lives that can make a real difference. And Earth Day is the perfect time to consider taking a couple of small steps. I've had the good fortune to travel the world with my brother making documentaries about the environment for more than four years, and here are just a few tips that we've picked up, and you can consider adopting them too.

Why I'm Not At All Frightened of Sharks

Robert Osborne | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada
Robert Osborne

Driven by the taste for shark fin soup, long line fisherman around the world are eliminating some 100 million sharks per year -- a reduction, in some cases of 90 per cent of the species. Sharks, being apex predators, breed very slowly. The inevitable result of all that fishing is a complete extinction of many shark species within the next ten years according to

Celebrate Canada's Oceans at Your Local Fish Counter

David R. Miller | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Improving the way we fish and grow seafood is critical to the survival of some of our planet's most threatened marine and freshwater species and environments. But a national sustainable seafood day is also a critical reminder that even through our everyday choices in what food we buy, we can have a profound impact on the future of life on our planet. And nowhere is that more true than at our fish counters.

Keep Your Seafood Consumption Sustainable With This List

Rose Reisman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

The health of fish is undoubted. A great source of lean protein, omega fatty acids and low in fat. But the problem today is that our fish supply is contaminated with mercury and PCB's and the oceans are being overfished. The following fish have been put into three groups. Those to avoid, those that are good to consume and those that can be eaten on an infrequent basis.

It's World Environment Day and Canada's Not Doing so Hot

Rick J. Smith | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Rick J. Smith

Today is World Environment Day, an appropriate moment to reflect on the state of our nation's journey towards sustainability. In a nutshell, we're not doing so hot. Measured against other OECD nations, Canada continues to rank near the bottom of the barrel for environmental protection.

Some Species Won't Bounce Back

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada

HALIFAX - The recovery of overexploited fish populations such as cod has been slower than expected and many depleted stocks may never be able to bounc...

Seeing Red Over British Columbia's Herring Fishery

Chris Genovali | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada
Chris Genovali

Herring play a key role in the greater ecosystem, and in more recent decades, have been the focus of largest commercial fishery in B.C., eclipsing all salmon species combined. A decision by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada could endanger the herring.