Canada Salmon

Oceans Of Reasons To Protect What We Love

David Suzuki | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, but what if we celebrated oceans every day? Covering more than 70 per cent of Earth's surface, oceans, more than anything, define our small blue planet. We should celebrate their complex and vibrant ecosystems, life-sustaining services, calming effects and unimaginable diversity, much of which we have not yet even discovered.

New In Town: Brunch At Chase Fish & Oyster

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The Chase Fish & Oyster, the more relaxed sister of the upscale Chase fine dining spot, is the latest restaurant to throw their Sunday brunch hat in the proverbial ring. Having just debuted their menu at the end of April, I had a chance to taste a few of the menu items.

Sea Lion Deaths Are Not Okay

Jeremy Dunn | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeremy Dunn

The population of California sea lions has been on a steady climb since the end of commercial hunting in the 1970's, and are now estimated to number around 240,000. Climate change is adding to the challenge and has played havoc with the sea lions' natural food supply, resulting in the death and stranding of thousands of sea lions and pups along the entire Pacific Coast.

Seals And Sea Lions Pay The Price For B.C. Salmon Farming

Jeff Matthews | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Jeff Matthews

"Marine mammal interactions" (a.k.a. deaths) are a well-known and inevitable consequence of open-pen salmon farming. It's hard not to see how putting large numbers of slow-moving, artificially fattened fish directly into the habitat of hungry sea lions is flawed by design.

Super Salmon May Endanger Wild Species: Environmentalists

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada

The salmon was created in P.E.I.

Ending Open-Net Salmon Farming Is The Only Way Forward

Dan Lewis | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dan Lewis

While B.C. salmon runs are greatly diminished from historic levels, what is left is world-class and definitely worth fighting for. Wild salmon face a multitude of challenges, but aquaculture is one which is entirely within our ability to regulate.

28 Delicious Salmon Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living

Eating healthy has never looked this good.

Is Salmon Farming B.C.'s Version Of The Tar Sands?

Jeff Matthews | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

When you are a multi-billion dollar, foreign-owned industry continuously mired in controversy over your environmental record, you have but two options: you clean up your act, or you clean up your image. The latest public relations offensive from B.C. salmon farmers leaves little doubt that for them, image is everything.

What You Need To Know About GMO Salmon

Abby Langer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

My gut reaction to the first genetically modified animal produced for consumption was like many peoples'; a bit of disgust with whole lot of 'why'!?. Before I wrote this piece though, I wanted to be able to give you all the relevant information about the 'frankensalmon' so you can form your own opinion about it.

B.C.-Alaska Mining File Is A Tale of Two Countries

DeSmog Canada | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Alaskans emphasize they are not against resource extraction, provided there are adequate environmental and financial safeguards, but believe Canada's record -- most recently illustrated by the Mount Polley mine tailings dam collapse -- shows that B.C.'s regulations are not strong enough to protect downstream communities.

The Industrialization of B.C.'s Wilderness Puts Politics Before Posterity

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

An ugly thread of misspent taxpayer dollars, environmental destruction and conflict-of-interest -- backed by a government beholden to the mining industry -- runs along the recently completed Northwest Transmission Line, charges acclaimed explorer and scholar Wade Davis.

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

WWF-Canada | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia
WWF-Canada

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.

This Alaskan Fishing Community Is Worried About B.C. Mines

DeSmog Canada | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Commercial and sports fishing fill the freezers and wallets of Wrangell residents but, out of mind for many of them, behind the shield of the Coast Mountains, lurks a threat that could annihilate the area's fishing and tourism-based economy.

Our Body of Scientific Evidence Against Trans Mountain

Chris Genovali | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

The recent English Bay spill in Vancouver and the current oil spill disaster in Santa Barbara, California have given a heightened sense of urgency to Raincoast's 500 hundred pages of scientific evidence on the threats Trans Mountain poses to the Salish Sea and its wildlife.

17 Ways the Government Is Helping Kill Wild Salmon

Jeff Matthews | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

In British Columbia, salmon are sacred. For centuries, they have nourished First Nations and settlers alike, and continue to sustain virtually all of the wildlife we cherish in B.C.: orcas, eagles, bears, seals and sea lions, wolves and even our forests. Wild salmon make life possible on the West Coast. So why are our federal and provincial governments trying to kill them? I do not speak of simple neglect. I mean actively working towards the destruction of wild salmon.

Tofino's Feast Showcases Flavours of the West Coast

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

When I first visited Tofino in 2003, there were few restaurants besides the opulent Pointe. Now, the city is teeming with choice establishments. That community love for food explodes into euphoria on May 8. The two-week Feast Tofino festival features 17 events, several of which include visiting chefs from Vancouver.

B.C. Mine Approvals 'Too Much, Too Fast,' Say Alaskans Downstream

DeSmog Canada | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The underground mine, which has not yet received federal approval, will be close to the headwaters of the Unuk River, which flows from B.C. into Alaska. The Unuk is one of southeast Alaska's largest king (chinook) salmon rivers.

It's Time to End the Grisly Trophy Hunt

David Suzuki | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Watching grizzly bears catch and eat salmon as they swim upstream to spawn is an unforgettable experience. Many people love to view the wild drama. Some record it with photos or video. But a few want to kill the iconic animals -- not to eat, just to put their heads on a wall or coats on a floor.

It's So Cold In The Maritimes That Fish Are Freezing To Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is investigating the death of some salmon at three aquaculture sites to determine if disease was a factor.However...

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...

A Wake-up Call for Canada's Mining Industry

David Suzuki | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
David Suzuki

When a tailings pond broke at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in south-central B.C., spilling millions of cubic metres of waste into a salmon-bearing stream, B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett called it an "extremely rare" occurrence, the first in 40 years for mines operating here. He failed to mention the 46 "dangerous or unusual occurrences" that B.C's chief inspector of mines reported at tailings ponds in the province between 2000 and 2012, as well as breaches at non-operating mine sites.

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.

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.

Genetically Modified Salmon Coming To Canadian Dinner Table?

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - A U.S. company hoping to produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Canada has also applied to the federal government to sell its fish for ...