Category Archives: Science and Research

A Death Sentence for Fraser River Steelhead

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This is how extinction happens. According to the provincial government’s latest numbers on Interior Fraser steelhead, last winter’s return was the second lowest on record, and the province has re-affirmed that these fish are of “extreme conservation concern.”  Two days …

Eagerly Awaiting the Return of the Red Fish, an interview with Craig Orr

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Dr. Craig Orr, co-founder of Watershed Watch Salmon Society, has been working closely with Kwikwetlem First Nation for nearly 16 years to return sockeye to the Coquitlam River. Coquitlam sockeye were blocked from reaching their spawning grounds when BC Hydro …

Wild fish trapped: Wild Fish Trapped: Incidental Catch in the Salmon Farming Industry

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We all know salmon farms are breeding grounds for parasites and viruses that put wild fish at risk. However, we don’t know a lot about how wild fish are actually attracted to B.C. salmon farms, or how many get trapped …

Restoring Habitats Close to Home

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Many of us think of wild salmon living in remote rivers and the ocean, but these remarkable fish might swim closer to your home than you may think. Right now, thousands of tiny salmon are making their journey to the ocean, through …

The Invisible Miracle

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Right now, one of the largest migrations in the animal world is happening here in B.C. While salmon are well known for their amazing journeys back to their home streams to spawn, they also start their lives with an incredible …