Gillnet fishery remains open while fishermen go without catch for nearly two weeks — an historical first for the Strait of Georgia herring fishery. Conservationists and scientists believe government mismanagement and lack of mature fish to blame.
Conservationists and scientists urge DFO to close Pacific herring commercial fishery despite reduction in quota.
DFO just announced the closure of the commercial harvest of herring spawn on kelp (SOK) in the Central Coast. For the Heiltsuk people and many other coastal First Nations, SOK has been a cornerstone of their diet and ceremonies for thousands of years.
An amalgamation of not-for-profit organizations working to stop the British Columbia (B.C.) government’s wolf cull program launched Howl2Horgan, a new public engagement campaign targeted at Premier John Horgan.
On Monday February 7th, Pacific Wild’s Marine Campaigner Emmie Page held a talk on herring conservation. In her Protecting Pacific Herring: updates in conservation and management of B.C.’s foundational fish presentation, Emmie discussed the importance of herring as a keystone species of Pacific coast marine ecology.
The B.C. government has extended its controversial wolf cull program for another five years, despite opposition from many scientists and the public.
Today, we learned the provincial government of British Columbia’s (B.C.) controversial wolf cull was renewed for another five years despite widespread public opposition and a lack of action to protect critical old-growth habitat—the root cause of endangered caribou declines.
Pacific Wild is submitting the following as per the request for input pertaining to the 2021/2022 Integrated Fishery Management Plan for Pacific herring.
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Pacific Wild recently completed an in-depth analysis of salmon enumeration data, compiled from the Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon Explorer and DFO New Escapement Salmon Database. This research determined how many salmon spawning streams are monitored and counted on a yearly basis and identified voids in data collection.
Today, the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) delivered a letter to Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources. The letter supports our work to #SaveBCWolves and calls on the government to immediately halt the wolf cull program which commenced in the South Selkirk and South Peace regions in 2015. It also urges the government to cease efforts to extend the program for another five years.
Press Release: Pacific Wild Delivers 500,000 Signatures Opposing Provincial Wolf Cull Program to the B.C. Legislature
Pacific Wild, a B.C. based conservation non-profit, will be hosting a public event on the lawn of the B.C. Legislature today from 12-2 pm.