Category Archives: Watershed Watch Activities

New reports show both impact of flood infrastructure on salmon and huge gap in oversight

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Two reports released this week bring new insight into the state of salmon habitat in the Fraser Valley. One study, by the Earth to Ocean Research Group at Simon Fraser University (SFU), used time-lapse photography to understand how current flood …

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Watershed Watch Sends Letter to Minister in Support of Fish Farm Occupations

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Watershed Watch Salmon Society sent this open letter today to Minister Dominic LeBlanc in support of the peaceful occupation of fish farms by the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, Namgis and Mamalilikulla First Nations in the Broughton Archipelago. Watershed Watch calls for the …

Join us Sep 23 for a Katzie Slough Canoe Tour!

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Join Watershed Watch for a special Rivers Day canoe tour of the Katzie Slough to celebrate BC Rivers Day! Learn about the slough’s history, ecology, and the challenges that make it emblematic of many small streams in the lower mainland. …

Historic Coquitlam Sockeye Smolt Release Celebration

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The first of some 5,000 sockeye were released to the Coquitlam River in a special ceremony led by the Kwikwetlem First Nation on April 20, 2017. This is likely the largest release of Coquitlam sockeye in over 100 years (since sockeye …

New threat looms for BC’s wild salmon

Posted in Policy and Management, Watershed Watch Activities, Watershed Watch in the Media Posted by Sarah Boutilier on

New threat looms for B.C.’s wild salmon Federal government moving to dismantle its own wild salmon protection policy March 16, 2017 (Vancouver, BC) — Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is moving ahead with a controversial plan to rewrite Canada’s Policy …