Deep water temperatures in fjords along BC’s Central Coast have increased 1.2–1.3°C over the past 70 years, a recent report shows.Continue reading Deep water temperatures in BC Fjords rose 1.2–1.3°C in 70 years
For well over a decade, scientists on Canada’s coasts have demonstrated how growing seaweed or shellfish alongside salmon farms can provide a host of benefits — economic and ecological.Continue reading What happens when you add seaweed to salmon farms?
By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
As climate change causes more extreme temperature events, heat waves have the potential to hit marine environments especially hard. The impacts could be especially dire for humans, as we increasingly turn to aquaculture as the best hope to feed a global population speeding toward 10-billion people.Continue reading How climate change impacts aquaculture production
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.Continue reading Quadra Island Streamkeepers protect wild salmon