Category Archives: Fisheries

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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Not many upsides for shellfish aquaculture

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Marine heat waves, ocean acidification, toxic algae blooms.

B.C. oyster farmer Steve Pocock said he can’t see many upsides for shellfish aquaculture when it comes to dealing with the effects of climate change.

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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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Cermaq Canada responds to study about climate change threat to salmon farms

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

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. 

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Tsilhqot’in community pray for the salmon return

By Rebecca Dyok, The Williams Lake Tribune, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

?Esdilagh First Nation Chief Roy Stump remembers the last time he caught and harvested a salmon.

It was before the wildfires that devastated the Cariboo-Chilcotin region in 2017.

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