Tag Archives: Low salmon runs

Opposed to fish farming in the Discovery Islands

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For years Homalco First Nation Chief Darren Blaney has been opposed to fish farming in the Discovery Islands, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, where his community is based.

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Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fisheries and salmon farms

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Heiltsuk First Nation from Bella Bella is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada to order open-net salmon farms to close and to shut down commercial and recreational salmon fishing next year, only opening fisheries after “conservation and food, social, and ceremonial needs can be met.”

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Klahoose & Tla’amin Nations Challenged by low salmon numbers

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

The Klahoose First Nation is challenged by low salmon numbers resulting in a lack of traditional food, social and cultural resources.

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Emaciated grizzly sparks concern about low salmon count

Campbell River Mirror, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An emaciated grizzly was found dead yesterday on the B.C. Central Coast yesterday, sparking concern over the rest of the bear population and its food supply. 

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Drought conditions put fish habitat at risk

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.

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