Tag Archives: Salmon in BC

Stop Using Open-Net Pens For Salmon Farming

Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A First Nations leadership alliance is calling for the immediate end to salmon farming using open-net pens in B.C. waters, citing the threat of sea lice to wild fish stocks.

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Traditional First Nation Foods Mean Better Diet Quality

By Sophie Gray, Osoyoos Times, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Underneath the surging waters of the Okanagan River on the traditional territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people, a major cultural revitalization is taking shape in the form of the salmon.

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Salmon Babies Arrive, From A Sea Farmer’s Perspective

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Debbie Anderson stands on the floating dock at Quatsino Lodge, waiting for the barge. Behind her, a 25-foot-deep net pen, anchored in each corner and lashed to the dock, bobs in the still water. Rain spatters on a dreary Monday morning. Volunteers bustle around the dock getting ready.

“The babies are coming, the babies are coming!” Anderson calls. The barge arrives with three trucks holding 52,000 salmon smolts between them. “LIVE FISH” is emblazoned on the boxes.

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Island Seafood Processors Coping With COVID

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Island seafood processors on B.C.’s Pacific coast say they are working to adapt to rapidly shifting market demands and heightened safety protocols, but some companies are taking a bigger hit from COVID-19 than others.

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The Drought’s Next Victims

By Roy L Hales

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California’s drought spread across most of the West Coast this year. There have been reports of record high temperatures, water shortages and increased ravages from wildfires. The Drought’s next victims could be salmon.

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