Tag Archives: Declining fish stocks

Blue herons significant predator of juvenile salmon, study finds

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It appears Pacific great blue herons have a much larger appetite for juvenile salmon than previously understood, potentially raising the complexity of salmon recovery strategies in B.C. 

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DFO’s new fishing regulations

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In 1992, Canadians watched in horror as Newfoundland’s once-thriving cod stocks collapsed, leaving thousands without jobs and ecosystems transformed.

Yet despite the horror, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has not been legally required to rebuild depleted fish stocks even as others, including the iconic salmon runs in B.C., have hit historic lows. That soon might change.

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There will be a plan To address fisheries and job losses in The Discovery Islands

There will be a plan to help displaced fish farm workers, and threatened wild salmon stocks, in the Discovery Islands. 

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Quadra Island Streamkeepers protect wild salmon

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

With just a little bit of arm flailing and much nonchalance, Frank Gleeson regains his balance after slipping on a wet rock lodged in a steep embankment along Village Bay Creek.

Gleeson and his buddy, Pete Calverley, continue to clamber over and under trees, scramble up slopes and wade through underbrush in their search for spawning salmon.

Gleeson and Calverley, aged 71 and 78, descend into a clearing at the creek’s edge and excitedly point out about 45 chum salmon milling not far from shore.

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Whaletown’s Black Bear

Whaletown’s black bear is still on the loose – but its days may be numbered.

This summer, a black bear has made the rounds in Whaletown, on Cortes Island, eating up fruit, stealing honey, breaking in to a chicken coop and even attacking a pig (according to community reports on the Tideline and Facebook).

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