Richmond will upgrade more than 4 kms of its dike network to bolster the city against rising sea levels, thanks to funding from Ottawa. (We are still waiting to find out if these upgrades will be fish-friendly. Find out more at www.connectedwaters.ca.)
A subtle transformation to century-old jetty that has made life unnaturally difficult for chinook salmon — 13 populations of which are at risk in B.C. — is giving new hope to recovery efforts for the fish and their number one predator, the endangered southern resident killer whale
New research reveals that farmed salmon have smaller 'jaw hooks' or 'kype'- a secondary sexual trait, likened to the antlers of a stag, making them less attractive to females than their wild salmon cousins.
Following a legal settlement, the Washington state aquaculture company responsible for the failure of its floating net pen in August 2017 will pay a $322,000 US penalty to the Washington Department of Ecology.
If these rare and endangered forests are logged, threatening the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, an incredible asset for tourism and recreation and a protected area for wildlife and biodiversity, it would be a tragedy for us all.
Of the many “unknowns” flagged in a recent science panel report, few are as disturbing as the finding that no one can say how destructive an earthquake may be when triggered during brute-force oil and gas industry fracking operations.
A recent letter to the editor (April 14, “Model hatchery program”) claimed that a hatchery supplementation program on a tributary of the South Fork Salmon River in Idaho greatly increased the overall run size.
Canada is banning industrial activities inside marine-protected areas (MPAs), including offshore oil and gas development and bottom-trawl fishing, but the prohibition won't automatically apply to activities in fisheries conservation areas designated as marine refuges.
Fish passage is a main focus for those trying to produce more Chinook salmon, the food source for southern resident orcas. In "Saving the Orcas," KING 5 looks at two projects to increase fish access to habitat on two important rivers.