On Feb. 4, a federal court struck down a DFO's current non-testing policy for PRV. "It's a good decision but we really do need the (fisheries) minister to actually listen to the decision and take some action," says Watershed Watch's Stan Proboszcz.
Nearly half of the Fraser River basin will have gone through a transition from snow-dominated to rain-dominated by the end of this century in response to global warming, two University of Northern B.C. professors are predicting.
Salmon is an issue I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on with the Premier’s Wild Salmon Advisory Council and I am disappointed to see no substantive investment in wild salmon. It is my hope that government steps forward soon with their commitment to this work as good salmon policy is good environmental, good social and good economic policy.
Tiny iridescent fish hovered in front of my daughter’s goggled-face. Her long hair waved in the current and her cheeks bulged as she held her breath. She popped to the surface into the blazing sunshine. “What are those Dad?”
Concern for the critically endangered Southern resident killer whales is growing. If bold and immediate actions are not taken in both the United States and Canada, we face the increasing likelihood of losing this unique population forever.
On Feb. 12 the U.S. Senate passed the Oregon Wildlands Act as part of a jam-packed public lands bill promising benefits to Americans in virtually every state. On Feb. 26 the House passed the same bill as the National Resources Management Act, sending it to the president’s desk.
Puget Sound’s endangered killer whales are becoming fully integrated into annual planning efforts that divide up the available salmon harvest among user groups — including sport, commercial and tribal fishers.
A long-held, but poorly tested, assumption in natural populations is that individuals that disperse into new areas for reproduction are at a disadvantage compared to individuals that reproduce in their natal habitat, underpinning the eco-evolutionary processes of local adaptation and ecological speciation.
An international team of biologists has set out into some of the roughest waters in the North Pacific Ocean in the middle of winter to try to solve the fundamental mystery of Pacific salmon: What determines whether they live or die?