Fisheries

25/09/19
Author: 
Fatima Syed & Carl Meyer
[Top photo: "Hurricane Sandy" by jaydensonbx is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

September 25th 2019

The world’s scientists are urging countries to harness Indigenous knowledge and deploy more renewable energy technology after concluding that carbon pollution levels are leading to unprecedented sea-level rise and loss of glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost.

03/09/19
Author: 
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A dock sits damaged near the Statue of Liberty, which remained closed to the public six weeks after Hurricane Sandy on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
 August 29, 2019

The assessment details anticipated declines in fish stocks as well as increases in damage by superstorms and displacement due to rising seas
 
16/07/19
Author: 
David Gordon Koch
Catch and release cutthroat trout. Photo by Don Daniels

Jul. 10, 2019

Streamflows remain low despite rainfall

Despite rainy weather, ongoing drought conditions on the North Island may reduce trout and coho numbers as low streamflows leave fish stranded and higher water temperatures snuff out insects that provide them with food.

“It is fairly unusual for the North Island to be this dry,” said Jaroslaw Szczot, senior aquatic ecologist with the provincial Ministry of Forests. “I think the fires last year proved that.”

21/05/19
Author: 
JEFF LEWIS

 

May 20, 2019 - The federal and Alberta governments are planning to allow tar sands/oil sands companies to release 1.3 trillion litres of liquid waste, currently held in 220 square kilometres of tailings ponds across the northeastern part of the province, into the Athabasca River, under new regulations intended to take effect in 2022, the Globe and Mail reports.

07/03/19
Author: 
Christopher Pollon
The Skeena River. Photo: Sam Beebe / Flickr

Feb. 28, 2019

A rushed process that emphasizes hatcheries and coastal fisheries over habitat restoration and inland spawning streams has some worried the province’s new plan is meant, first and foremost, to serve commercial fishing interests

Efforts to create a made-in-B.C. strategy to assure the future abundance of wild salmon is off to a rocky start — marred by rushed consultations and a process dominated by coastal fishing interests, leaving environmentalists, scientists and interior communities on the outside looking in.

04/03/19
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Ocean heatwaves destroy kelp forests, which provide food and shelter for many other species. Photograph: Thomas Schmitt/Getty Images

The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest”.

The damage caused in these hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies on the oceans for oxygen, food, storm protection and the removal of climate-warming carbon dioxide the atmosphere, they say.

26/02/19
Author: 
Laura Poppick
Zooplankton. Credit: Matt Wilson/Jay Clark, NOAA NMFS AFSC Wikimedia

February 25, 2019

Widespread and sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species—a trend that will continue with climate change

20/02/19
Author: 
Laura Ryckewaert

FEB. 18, 2019

B.C. lawyer Eugene Kung says he would be ‘very surprised’ if the Trans Mountain reconsideration process isn’t challenged in court.

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