Herring fishers are making a fraction of what they made decades ago, for the same quantity of fish. Not only has the price of herring declined, but herring populations throughout B.C. have displayed a long term decline in size-at-age, making them less desirable to fishers.
“All Eyes on Fairy Creek” and “The Last Stand” are statements currently being echoed by various organizations, media, members of government, and concerned citizens of British Columbia and beyond.
Pacific herring play a critical role in the coastal ecosystem. They transfer energy from phyto and zooplanktons to larger marine
Only 12% of caught Pacific herring is processed for human consumption with the mjority of it being exported to Japan. The remaining 88% of herring is reduced to fishmeal and fish oil which predominantly goes to feed farmed salmon in Canada and around the world.
An open letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, from Dr John and Mary Theberge, Canada’s senior wolf research biologists.
Archives demonstrate long-term knowledge of impending collapse and distinctive herring populations. Still, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has approved the 2020/2021 Pacific herring Integrated
Fisheries Management Plan.
Featuring articles, updates and opinions on current campaigns, the Pacific Wild Journal is a comprehensive look at the work we’ve done, and where we are going.
The very foundation of salmon stewardship requires the annual monitoring of thousands of watersheds in coastal B.C. in order to assess the health and abundance of spawning salmon, yet in the last 15 years, DFO funding for salmon escapement programs has been cut by over 60%.
Despite tens of millions of dollars being allocated for wild salmon conservation in B.C., Canada’s federal government has divested from salmon monitoring projects. If fewer than 10% of B.C.’s salmon runs are actually monitored, how is DFO reliably allocating wild salmon for fisheries and broader ecosystem needs?
For the first time since 1996, the NDP has a majority government of 57 seats, while the Liberals will have
For the last 13 years, Reynolds Lab researchers have been counting salmon in 25 salmon streams in Heiltsuk Territory. Get a glimpse into their process and learn about the importance of salmon monitoring in B.C.’s smaller streams which are often overlooked by the government.