Media Releases

Government of Canada introduces new protections for fish and their habitat

Media ReleasesFeb 6, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – From coast to coast to coast, Canadians have signaled their strong passion for protecting the fish and fish habitat that play such a vital role in our environment, our communities and our livelihoods. Today, the Honourable Dominic ... Read More

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Minister LeBlanc announces independent expert panel on aquaculture science

Media ReleasesFeb 2, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario – February 02, 2018 – The Government of Canada is committed to regulating a responsible and sustainable aquaculture sector. Robust and credible science helps the Government make evidence-based decisions that support the protection of ... Read More

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Additional measures being developed to protect B.C.’s environment from spills

Media ReleasesJan 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - The provincial government is proposing a second phase of regulations to improve preparedness, response and recovery from potential spills. The first phase of the regulations, approved in October 2017, established a ... Read More

Proposed BC-Canada Agreement to Protect Mountain Caribou Is Toothless

Media ReleasesJan 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 - If a draft agreement between the BC government and Environment Canada on the endangered mountain caribou is approved, it will make a laughing stock of both governments and the Species at Risk Act”, says the Valhalla Wilderness ... Read More

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Government announces a full and total ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt.

Media ReleasesDec 18, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017 — Government announces a full and total ban on the grizzly bear trophy hunt , the hunting for meat loophole is closed. For over two decades, Pacific Wild and countless others have worked to stop the grizzly bear trophy hunt ... Read More

Local underwater filmmaker streams virus-laden blood water LIVE from downtown Tofino, B.C., hosted by Pacific Wild.

Media ReleasesDec 6, 2017

(Wednesday, December 6, 2017) - Investigative diver Tavish Campbell is streaming LIVE from a farmed salmon processing plant in downtown Tofino. The plant, owned by Lions Gate Fisheries and a partner organization of Creative Salmon, is discharging ... Read More

Photo by: Pacific Wild’s Jordan Wilson. Inspection flyover ensuring there no contamination is coming from the tug or barge.

Heiltsuk Nation relieved Jake Shearer and fuel barge exiting Heiltsuk Territory

Media ReleasesDec 2, 2017

Bella Bella, Heiltsuk Territory (December 2, 2017) – After a stormy crisis and nearly weeklong ordeal, Heiltsuk leadership is relieved that the departure of the Jake Shearer and its fully-laden fuel barge is imminent. “Now that we’re nearing the end ... Read More

Nathan E. Stewart Barge

Heiltsuk proposes plan to take strong leadership role in central coast oil spill prevention and response

Media ReleasesNov 15, 2017

Bella Bella, B.C. (November 15, 2017) – The Heiltsuk Nation today published a report outlining plans to take to strengthen oil spill prevention and clean-up on the central coast by establishing an Indigenous Marine Response Centre (IMRC). “When the ... Read More

West Coast applauds government’s progress on marine conservation

Media ReleasesOct 30, 2017

October 28, 2017 - VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – Lawyers at West Coast Environmental Law are pleased to see the progress the federal government has made in marine conservation over the past two years, which was highlighted today during ... Read More

Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations

Media ReleasesOct 24, 2017

NEWS RELEASE --- October 24, 2017 Ministries’ management of grizzly bears did not meet expectations VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management . B.C. is ... Read More