“It’s the most comprehensive package that we’ve seen so far,” MacDuffee said. “They have recognized a lot of the areas that need threat reduction and they’ve made some important strides on that road, but it’s not everything."
Terry Teegee, regional chief with the BC Assembly of First Nations, said he generally supports the bill but would like even stronger protection for First Nations’ inherent and constitutionally protected rights.
British Columbians are rightly concerned about the state of several wild Pacific salmon stocks. I share that concern.As minister of fisheries and oceans and MP for North Vancouver, I know that salmon are more than just food.
Grown adults, allegedly concerned for the welfare of the salmon stocks, are bent out of shape because they now are expected to release the fish that they are still so lucky to catch, and even then only some of the time.
Skeena River anglers are alarmed a DFO investigation into the Ecstall River fishing controversy may not result in any charges, nor is the department likely to formally close loopholes that can allow it to happen again.
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson was at the St. Mary's River Association Interpretive Centre to announce $1.2 million over three years in funding to restore watersheds and coastal habitats in eastern Nova Scotia.
The federal Liberals are looking to incorporate elements of Senate public bills banning shark finning and phasing out captivity of some marine mammals into government fisheries legislation currently before the Upper Chamber.
This week U.S. Senator Patty Murrayand U.S. Representative Derek Kilmerre introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
In light of the United Nations’ recent report detailing the catastrophic rate of species extinction in the 21st century — up to a million kinds of plants and animals in the next few decades — it may come as no surprise that wild salmon, too, are facing trouble.
There's no denying that keeping livestock has deeply benefited humanity over the millennia. But, while sheep and cows may have adapted well to farm life, there's one animal humans like to eat that would fare poorly in farms.
A new species of snakehead, a group of fishes native to Africa and Asia, was discovered living in a cave system in the state of Kerala, South India, and named after the cave-dwelling character Gollum of The Lord of the Rings novel.