Twenty businesses and organizations are recommending that the federal government not renew BC fish farm licenses, when they come up for renewal next year.Continue reading Asking the feds to not renew BC fish farm licenses
Now that most of the fish farms in the Discovery Islands have closed down, sea lice numbers may have plummeted as much as 95%.Continue reading Sea lice numbers plummeted 95% in Discovery Islands, scientist says
[OPINION/EDITORIAL/RESEARCH, the audio of which will be broadcast over Cortes Radio as the first part of a special of Fish Farms – Sat, Feb 13, and repeated on Wed, Feb 17, 2021, Click here to access the other part of this special]
The “fish farm” issue simmering for decades on the BC Coast has boiled over again, in the controversy over DFO’s recent decision to close down open-net Atlantic salmon “farms” in the Discovery Islands and Broughton Archipelago areas. Locally, the issue is mostly being discussed in terms of First Nations sovereignty vs employment, though debate continues over the scale and impact of externalities like sea lice infestations, chemical and biohazard effluent, etc.
I’d like to back up a bit and try to put this local conflict into a larger perspective. “Fish farming” is a global issue, with a long history. Canada is only one minor player in the international Great Game of Atlantic salmon feedlots. This is such a big subject that it can’t be fully covered in a readable article; I’ve compiled a brief bibliography (of links) by topic, at the end. There are also many links and footnotes throughout the text, so readers can dig deeper.Continue reading The Helicopter View: Fish Farms Around the World
Sierra Quadra is in the midst of a three part campaign on the Climate Crises And Community Resilience. This kicked off last month, with a showing of the film “Beyond Climate’ at the Quadra Island Community Centre and there are upcoming panel discussions on February 29 and March 28, 2020. (details at the bottom of this page).Continue reading Sierra Quadra: A Time For Community Resilience
By Roy L Hales
A month ago I met with the NDP candidate for our riding at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. You can listen to the first part of my interview with her by clicking on this link. This is the conclusion of my interview with Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island.Continue reading Conclusion Of My Interview With Claire Trevena, MLA For North Island