The BC Sierra Club has been at the forefront of eco-activism for almost 50 years. Mark Leiren-Young talks to their campaigns director, Caitlyn Vernon, about protecting the whales, the oceans and her award-winning book about the Great Bear Rainforest.
Alexandra Morton (@alex4salmon) is one of Canada’s most famous eco-activists. The best-selling author’s fight to save the west coast’s wild salmon attracted the attention of the Sea Shepherd Society and launched Operation Virus Hunter – a mission to publicize Morton’s research into open sea salmon farms. Tune in if you care about oceans, orcas, salmon…
Pacific Salmon Foundation – Uninterrupted will transform Vancouver’s Cambie Bridge into a wild BC river this summer, immersing audiences in the incredible journey of migrating salmon. Original cinematography captured in BC rivers will be digitally mapped and projected across the underside of the bridge. The spectacle runs just under 30 minutes in length – and…
In this position, you will be mainly responsible for helping with habitat restoration work (e.g., installing in-stream structures, clearing blockages to improve fish passage, stabilizing eroding stream banks) and ecological monitoring (e.g., taking measurements on channel width & depth, collecting water quality data) on Aucoin Brook, a tributary of the Cheticamp River.
Deadline to apply: May 31st 2015
Salmon-Safe works with farmers to encourage agricultural practices that protect wild Pacific salmon habitat and water quality.
In 2007 and 2008, a virus wiped out millions of salmon on fish farms in Chile, slamming the country’s aquaculture industry with $2 billion in losses, farm and processing-plant closures,…
Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists.
Pacific Salmon Foundation and Sandbar Restaurant present “The Stamp Collection,” featuring full-sized signed lithographs of salmon paintings from artists Curtis Atwater, Mark Hobson and Bill Munsie. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at Sandbar Seafood Restaurant from 5:30 to 8:30pm, and proceeds will support grants for volunteer-run salmon conservation projects in British Columbia.
The past few weeks have marked an interesting time for salmon and salmon farming in B.C. The first commercial-scale ocean-based closed-containment salmon farm tanks are being installed near Campbell River, B.C., and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) closed its public comment period on draft certification standards for salmon farms. Meanwhile, a survey commissioned by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council showed that most British Columbians support making wild Pacific salmon the province’s official fish.
Aquacultural Revolution was created by filmmaker Damien Gillis, from Save Our Rivers Society, in collaboration with Watershed Watch Salmon Society (with support from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform and Save Our Salmon.)
Metro Vancouver has done a fantastic job of working with citizens across 22 municipalities, through events and forums, to manage growth, development, and sustainability for the region. Their efforts to save 112 species of at-risk plants and animal species in parklands and ecologically important areas should be commended. I am hopeful that the B.C. government,…
The Salmon Restoration Project is a community initiative of the Elsipogtog Miimag First Nations to work on restoring the salmon populations in the Richibucto River.
Founded in 1987, Pacific Salmon Foundation is an independent, politically neutral organization dedicated to rebuilding healthy sustainable and naturally diverse Pacific salmon stocks. We believe that action is more important than words; that collaboration and partnerships are more effective than finger pointing and blame. Pacific Salmon Foundation
An in-depth study of the salmon fisheries of British Columbia
HALIFAX – Wild Atlantic salmon populations in the region are on the verge of becoming extinct, a conservation group said on Thursday. And it added the problem may become worse if the Cardigan Fish Hatchery closes. Original link: http://pei.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=pe_salmon20040603