Fisheries

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
24/01/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Deep-sea mining projects could start in international waters within the next two years despite a dearth of research on how it will affect critical marine ecosystems. Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Jan. 24, 2022

Environmental groups want the Canadian government to call for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, joining countries like Chile and the EU Parliament.

Companies around the globe want to mine metals such as cobalt, manganese, nickel, and copper deep on the ocean floor, but hundreds of scientists warn the area is under-researched and its impacts on delicate ocean ecosystems could be devastating.

23/01/22
Author: 
Boundary Bay Conservation Committee
Why care if species go extinct?

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project - Canada.ca (iaac-aeic.gc.ca)

 

PLEASE ACT AND CIRCULATE

The Port of Vancouver is planning to dredge and fill the Fraser River Estuary, Delta, B.C. to build a massive man-made island the size of 250 football fields for a new Container Terminal with 3 new berths.

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 13, 2022

08/01/22
Author: 
Primary Author: Clifford Maynes @CJMaynes
pipeline construction - Jay Phagan/Flickr

Jan. 6, 2022

The federal Crown corporation building the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion has been handed a seven-day deadline to answer tough questions about soil stability, drilling method, and environmental impacts after proposing to redrill and reroute part of a 1.5-kilometre tunnel beneath the Fraser River, an iconic salmon-bearing waterway near the Lower Mainland population centre of Coquitlam.

18/12/21
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
Federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray is cutting the commercial herring fishing allocation to 10 per cent, down from 20 per cent last year, to protect the valuable forage fish and threatened salmon. Photo courtesy of Fisheries Ministry

Dec. 16, 2021

In her first major decision, new federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray has reduced the West Coast commercial herring fishery by half.

Wading into the thick of fish politics Thursday, Murray said the decision is based on an abundance of caution given herring are a critical food for endangered salmon stocks — further jeopardized by the double whammy of fire and floods in B.C. this year.

10/12/21
Author: 
Damian Carrington
A healthy coral reef in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photograph: Tim Lamont/University of Exeter

Dec. 8, 2021

Vibrant soundscape shows Indonesian reef devastated by blast fishing is returning to health

watch and listen here: https://youtu.be/97M2muq9JQc

From whoops to purrs, snaps to grunts, and foghorns to laughs, a cacophony of bizarre fish songs have shown that a coral reef in Indonesia has returned rapidly to health.

25/11/21
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
This past week's B.C. floods have caused extensive damage in the Lower Mainland, including along Highway 11. Experts say governments of all levels need to do more to prepare for climate disasters that are now happening with increasing frequency. Photo: B.C. Ministry of Transportation / Flickr

Nov. 20, 2021

Ninety-six per cent of dikes in the Lower Mainland are not high enough to block extreme floods. Some experts say we have to think beyond concrete

Semá:th (Sumas) First Nation councillor Murray Ned dragged a chair across his front yard to the water’s edge and sat down to take in the lake on Tuesday night. The water sat still under the moonlight. 

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