Monthly Archives: May 2012

Vancouver Sun: Wild salmon ‘sanctuaries’ under threat

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The Vancouver Sun article by Jim Pojar and Jack Stanford Wild salmon ‘sanctuaries’ under threat provides an overview of how “Recent federal budget cuts to Canada’s environmental review pro-cesses have weakened environ-mental protections, leaving many of the last best places …

Vancouver Sun: Discovery of bones at B.C. lake resurrects one of darkest tales in Canadian history

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The powerful article Discovery of bones at B.C. lake resurrects one of darkest tales in Canadian history, by Stephen Hume in the Vancouver Sun tells the story of the devastation of the Carrier People of Cheslatta that came from the …

Globe and Mail: Four former ministers protest ‘taking the guts out’ of Fisheries Act

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The Globe and Mail article Four former ministers protest ‘taking the guts out’ of Fisheries Act states “In a rare show of solidarity across party lines, four former federal fisheries ministers – two Conservatives and two Liberals – are speaking …

IHN virus found in salmon farm near Tofino (updated)

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Mainstream Canada issued a media release that announced, “During routine fish health tests May 14, Mainstream Canada’s Dixon Bay farm tested positive for the IHN (Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis) virus.” It continued, “The farm site has been isolated and is currently …

Competition, climate, and salmon farms linked to Fraser sockeye declines

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Several factors—including farmed salmon—appear to be responsible for the plight of Canada’s most valuable salmon, according to research published in the journal Conservation Letters. The study, carried out by an international group of scientists and sponsored in part by Watershed …