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Bottom Trawling

An Overview of Bottom Trawling in Canada

Large bottom trawl nets are currently being dragged along Canada’s seafloor, wiping out vulnerable fish stocks, coral reefs and other invaluable ecosystems. Non-target and endangered species are falling victim to these nets and are tossed overboard as bycatch. Furthermore, bottom trawling is responsible for releasing more than one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year by disrupting carbon stored in the seafloor.

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Update on our Legal Fight to #SaveBCWolves

After two full days in court, our case has made headway. The judge is engaged, and he is giving enough time to hear the case which is rare in animal law cases. While court time was originally set for only two days, the judge has deemed that at least three more days in court are required.

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Open Letters

Open Letter: Wildlife Killing Contest

Pacific Wild in collaboration with 80 other groups are British Columbia have signed on to the United We Stand For Old-Growth Forests. Today, and every day, we, the undersigned, stand together in an unpreedented show of unity againsit the destruction of old grwoth forests. Standing strong for future generation.

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Marine Protection

Celebrating World Oceans Day from #StreamToSea

In the leadup to #WorldOceansDay on June 8th, we are celebrating Canada’s watersheds. More than 28 million Canadians live inland with only 13% of people living within 20 km of the ocean. However, no matter where you are, in Canada or the world, you still reside in a watershed.

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Police Act Reform Submission

Pacific Wild’s submission to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for review and consideration with a specific focus on the BC Conservation Officer Service’s role as a law enforcement service provider in British Columbia

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The Economic Value of Pacific Herring is in Declining

The Declining Economic Value of Pacific Herring

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.

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