Monthly Archives: March 2012

Fish habitat at risk from proposed changes to Fisheries Act (updated)

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Leaked documents sent to veteran fisheries biologist, Otto Langer, on March 13th revealed that proposed changes to the Fisheries Act pose a significant risk to fish habitat.  Since then, the outcry has been loud and clear in numerous media articles, …

Watershed Watch Ecologist Discusses Fraser River Chinook on CBC Radio

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Watershed Watch Ecologist Aaron Hill discusses the decline of Fraser River chinook and the need for fishing restrictions and habitat protection, on CBC Radio’s On The Island with Gregor Craigie. To listen to the full interview, click the following link: …

Watershed Watch joins over 600 leading scientists in protesting changes to Fisheries Act

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A blue ribbon grouping of 600 scientists is urging the federal government to leave the Fisheries Act unchanged. They state that alleged proposed changes to the act would “jeopardize many important fish stocks and the lakes, estuaries and rivers that …

Watershed Watch’s Aaron Hill Comments on River Diversion Hydropower

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Watershed Watch Ecologist, Aaron Hill, comments on hydropower-related fish kills in the letter to the editor of the Vancouver Sun Balancing energy needs and environmental harm. “Poor planning has led to ill-conceived projects being built in fish-bearing waters; shrinking government …

Vancouver Sun: Power project plan puts Kokish on endangered list

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The Kokish River has tied with the Sacred Headwaters in northwestern BC for the most endangered river in the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC’s annual top-10 list of endangered rivers.  A proposed run-of-river hydropower project is threatening the Kokish River …