Fisheries

10/09/22
Author: 
Denise Chow
An early rising sport fisherman motors over calm seas on his way to striped bass fishing grounds off the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine, on July 7.Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Sept. 7, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT

As climate change causes the pace of warming to accelerate, scientists are concerned about the potential consequences for marine ecosystems, sea-level rise and extreme weather.

It's not just land seeing record heat waves.

Ocean waters in the Northern Hemisphere have been unusually warm in recent weeks, with parts of the North Atlantic and northern Pacific undergoing particularly intense marine heat waves.

03/09/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Greenpeace USA activists project messages calling for ocean protection onto New York's public library. Photo ©  POW / Greenpeace

Aug. 29, 2022

Two weeks of United Nations negotiations for a high seas treaty have ended in failure, with wealthy countries slowing down the process and Russia acting as "a key blocker" in the discussions, says Greenpeace.

This will jeopardize ambitions to protect 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030, according to a press release from the environmental non-profit.

15/08/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
A dead salmon is photographed in the Coquihalla River near a Trans Mountain worksite. Photo by Kate Tairyan

Aug. 12, 2022

Four B.C. MPs are urging the federal government to halt the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project at least until salmon have finished spawning. The call comes after environmental group Protect the Planet documented salmon dying near a Trans Mountain worksite in Hope, B.C., last week.

29/07/22
Author: 
Ashley Braun, originally published by Hakai Magazine
On Calvert Island, British Columbia, the subtle rock line of an extant clam garden is a reminder of how Indigenous peoples turned the sea into a shellfish garden. Photo courtesy of the Hakai Institute

July 20, 2022

By focusing on reciprocity and the common good—both for the community and the environment—sea gardening created bountiful food without putting populations at risk of collapse.

24/06/22
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is renewing 79 salmon farm licences, but these licences will expire in two years. That’s enough time for companies to grow the fish that are already in the pens but won’t allow them to restock, says marine biologist Alexandra Morton. Photo by Fernando Lessa.

Jun 24, 2022

The federal government has signalled it will be winding down British Columbia’s open-net pen salmon aquaculture industry — but conservationists worry the slow rollout could still have disastrous results on wild fish. And some say a several-year-long phase out could spell the extinction of certain Pacific salmon species.

26/04/22
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Vopak Canada has a 30 per cent stake in a propane export facility on Ridley Island and has won BC government approval for another project. Photo via Prince Rupert Port Authority.

Apr. 26, 2022

Ministers responsible for energy and environment refer First Nations’ concerns to industry, feds.

The province has approved a fossil fuel storage and shipping facility on B.C.’s north coast despite opposition from First Nations and the potential for “significant” adverse effects in the event of a spill.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change announced the decision last week to grant an environmental assessment certificate to Vopak Development Canada Inc., a subsidiary of the Netherlands-based Royal Vopak.

03/02/22
Author: 
Protect the Planet/Stop TMX
Climate Crime Scene
For Immediate Release Feb. 1, 2022
Conflict of interest: CER overrules concerns about Fraser River re-drilling by Trans Mountain

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