Tag Archives: DFO

Mapping critical kelp beds along the Pacific coast

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An ambitious project to map and monitor sea kelp forests along the entire B.C. coast is afoot, and scientists are using seemly disparate tools — both ancient and modern — to do it.

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SRD protests DFO’s failure to consult

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) board has joined the growing number of local governments protesting the DFO’s failure to consult before ruling that the Discovery Island fish farms must be phased out by June 2022. 

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Coast Guard ramps up protection for whales

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

The Canadian Coast Guard has established a first-of-its-kind division to elevate safeguards against human-caused deaths and injuries to whales in B.C. waters. 

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

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

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How will the Feds help communities depending on fish farms?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A coalition of industry stakeholders and Vancouver Island mayors wants Ottawa to outline how it plans to address the potential impacts of its decision to phase out fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

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