Tag Archives: Low salmon runs

2016: Cortes Streamkeepers in Basil & Hanson Creeks: What happened to the salmon?

(From the Archives: May 14, 2016.)

Six to eight hundred adult Chum Salmon used to come up Hansen’s Creek. Now there are 30 in a good year and as few as 3 in poor ones. Though we were talking about Cortes Island, this is a common phenomenon along the West Coast of British Columbia. What happened to the salmon?

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2016: Four Decades Of Gillnetting On Cortes Island

(From the Archives: August 23, 2016)

There are more than more 40 names on the Cortes Island Museum’s list of fishermen from the 1970’s. Some were wives, who worked alongside their husbands. Others may have been deckhands. The names of 28 boats are given, though not how many were working in any given year. Now there are two.[1] In this week’s radio program (podcast below), the owner of one of those 28 fish boats describes close to four decades of gillnetting on Cortes Island.

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No more logging Hyacinthe Creek! says Quadra Grannies

Another logging confrontation may be coming on Quadra Island. 

On November 15, 2021 a little group of Quadra Island ‘grannies,’ calling themselves the Friends of Hyacinthe Creek, shut down the Mosaic Forest Management logging operations in Tan Creek.

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DFO provides $30 million for salmon restoration projects

By Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Gold River, BC – In April Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced over $30 million dollars in support for 22 projects under the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (BCSRIF).

The investment from the federal and provincial governments is designed to support monitoring, research and planning to better understand what’s impacting wild salmon populations.

Of the 22 projects, 18 will be led by or conducted in partnership with Indigenous organizations and communities, according to the province. 

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Some salmon runs could bounce back

By Cloe Logan, National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Salmon runs across the province are tumbling, but a new report says some could bounce back — with some major changes. 

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