A leaked copy of a government report on climate change says that since 1948, Canada's annual average temperature over land has warmed 1.7 C, with higher rates seen in the North, the Prairies and northern British Columbia.
The Georgia Strait is home to one of the few remaining industrial herring fisheries on the Pacific coast of North America and is now the frontline in a battle to protect this oft-overlooked but keystone species.
The following are comments and analysis by The Citizens Outdoor Rights Alliance (CORA) on the technical briefing represented March 12 by DFO Stock Assessment Biologist Nick Kelly in accordance with the advice from the Canadian Science Advisory.
With the help of the Comox Valley Land Trust and Comox Valley Regional District (along with support from multiple organizations) the new CVRD Park (Morrison Headwaters Nature Preserve) is now a protected piece of land.
The CRD has purchased more than 150 hectares of parkland at a cost of roughly $6.5-million. The area encompasses portions of salmon-bearing streams and patches of old-growth and fully grown second-growth forests.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it is "actively working" with the city to bring a crossing over Haggith Creek up to a fish-bearing standard but has not imposed a deadline to get the work completed.
The Haisla Fisheries Commission released its 2018/19 annual report detailing the wide range of activities its crew conducts over the course of a year. From stock assessments to food fish distribution, it's all in a year's work.
Health and fisheries officials are warning about 3 probable cases of paralytic poisoning after people ate shellfish harvested from a closed area off B.C.'s North Coast. Experts say the butter clams had neurotoxins from a red tide.
An international team of researchers collected thousands of samples and pioneered a new DNA testing method to learn more about salmon survival in the North Pacific in the first comprehensive study in the region in decades.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has been considering an “emergency” warning from scientists about an endangered species for more than a year in a case that could have serious implications for the proposed construction of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.
An Alberta oilpatch company met with federal officials 22 times last year to lobby them about major fossil fuel projects. Ottawa is now drafting rules to specifically allow the company, AltaGas, to dump saltwater into a major Nova Scotia river.
The newly established Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park will help buffer Canada’s endangered Wood Buffalo National Park from industrial encroachment but more protected areas are necessary to offset decades of major hydro and oilsands operations,
The U.S. Department of Commerce allocated $20 million to help tribes, communities, fishermen, and businesses affected by commercial fishery failures that occurred in Georgia, California, Oregon, and Washington between 2013 and 2017.
A bill that passed through a Washington state Senate committee would toughen rules for transporting oil through certain parts of the Salish Sea. But the bill is not just about oil — it's also focused on orcas.
The Center for Biological Diversity and Wild Fish Conservancy have sued the Trump administration today for mismanaging West Coast salmon fisheries and harming critically endangered Southern Resident killer whales, a violation of the Endangered Species Act.
Just 10 years ago, the term “sustainable seafood” was pretty esoteric, and even if a consumer cared about the health of our oceans and seafood populations, it was difficult to determine best consumer choices.
A Trump administration proposal to vastly expand federal conservation land along the East Coast is facing protests from states and communities that say the plan will damage tourism industries that are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
A new vision for the future of the Irish inshore fisheries sector up to 2023 is outlined in a new strategy following an inclusive process that included both industry-focused and wider public consultation.
In January, the Atlantic Salmon Federation was celebrating when Greenland's catch numbers came in under quota at 18 tonnes. Now, due to late reporting and miscounts, that number has more than doubled to more than 40 tonnes.