The panel: Binny Paul (LJI reporter for Campbell River Mirror), Rochelle Baker (LJI reporter for Cortes and Quadra Islands, National Observer), Roy L Hales (editor of Cortes Currents) and Ashley Zarbatany (Folk U Radio’s new political and climate commentator).Continue reading Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production
the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Nestled into the head of the Hathhayim [Von Donlop] Park Trail on Cortes Island, B.C, a forest of hemlock, fir and alder wraps around a small clearing recently levelled and fenced.
Soft water sounds come from a building with an open door. Inside, K’all-K’all Tina Wesley is leaning into a salmon incubator box.Continue reading Rebuilding salmon stocks on Cortes Island
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.”Continue reading Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fisheries and salmon farms
Drought conditions are continuing to put salmon and fish habitat at risk in streams and rivers on Vancouver Island.Continue reading Drought conditions put fish habitat at risk
A new UBC study suggests that Global warming could significantly reduce the extent that salmon can be farmed off the West Coast of British Columbia. The study’s lead author, Muhammed Oyinlola said that up to 84% of the area currently suitable for fish farming could be lost. We need to act now: either move fish farms on land or further out to sea. Cermaq Canada responds to this and some related issues.Continue reading Cermaq Canada responds to study about climate change threat to salmon farms