Pacific Herring are Critical to the B.C. Coast Ecosystem
Pacific herring play a critical role in the coastal ecosystem. They transfer energy from phyto and zooplanktons to larger marine
Protected: Traceability: Where Do Commercially Fished Pacific Herring End Up?
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BC needs to change its sad history of wolf management
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.
Pacific Herring Management in 2021
Yet again, the Strait of Georgia holds the last remaining commercial fishing grounds with the current 2020/2021 IFMP allowing a quota of 20% the assessed biomass.
Press Release: Government mismanagement to blame for substantial Pacific herring decline
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.
Read Now: “The Fighting Fish”
Pacific Wild’s new research paper provides evidence that government mismanagement is to blame for substantial Pacific herring decline.
Pacific Wild Journal 2020: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest (Digital Version)
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.
Salmon Counting Projects on the Coast
Salmon monitoring programs are truly our only window into the status of salmon on the central and north coast of BC. Without proper annual stock assessments the status of wild salmon is at best a guess.
Blind Management, Uncounted Rivers
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%.
Why Are Rivers Left Uncounted?
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?
B.C. Provincial Election Results – What Does It Mean For The Environment?
For the first time since 1996, the NDP has a majority government of 57 seats, while the Liberals will have
Video: SFU Researchers Count Salmon in Heiltsuk Territory
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.
Top Threats to Pacific Salmon
Wild salmon are essential in ensuring the health of the coastal ecosystem in British Columbia, and the need for genetically diverse runs is critical as we face climate change — yet salmon continue to face human-caused threats at every turn.
Salmon in the News
Recent reports predict that the 2020 run will provide the lowest returns on record. Here is a collection of new articles of the health of salmon in British Columbia.
Ghost Runs: The Salmon Crisis Continues
Nearly two decades after the release of the Ghost Runs report, concerns are escalating as salmon populations reach alarmingly low numbers.
Pacific Salmon Species Spotlight
Our complete overview of the five Pacific salmon species, covering appearance, ecosystem roles, spawning preferences, economics and conservation status.
7 Reasons Why Salmon Count
Wild salmon are the lifeblood of the B.C. coast. Here are our top 7 reasons why #SalmonCount from a cultural, economic and environmental standpoint.
Salmon Feed Forests
Salmon feed forests? Yep. Salmon feed killer whales, sea lions, bears, eagles and wolves which decompose into fertilizer for forests.