Only a handful of un-diked islands remain in the area know as the Heart of the Fraser, but now three of them have been bought and logged by developers, while conservationists mount a last-minute attempt to buy them.
Last week a federal court ruled that government’s non-testing policy for piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) — contravened the Fishery General Regulations, made a mockery of the precautionary principal, did not honour First Nations rights, and failed to consider the health of wild Pacific salmon.
With scientists deadlocked about the potential risks of aquaculture, B.C.’s salmon farming industry should be shifted out of sensitive wild salmon migration pathways, federal fisheries minister Jonathan Wilkinson says.
A new IMAX film displays the splendour of B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest, the risks it faces and the vital relationship First Nations groups in the area have with the ecosystem—and the mystical spirit bear.
The decision to close commercial fishing for Quinault River blueback (sockeye) salmon for conservation purposes this year is part of the ongoing effort by the Quinault Indian Nation to deal with the very tangible costs of climate change.
Though the Colorado River has been dammed, diverted, and slowed by reservoirs, efforts are underway to revive sections of the river and restore vital riparian habitat for native plants, fish, and wildlife.
While federal officials consider breaching one or more dams in Washington to increase salmon survival, state officials are considering increasing spill over the dams to help more smolts survive in the meantime.