About a fifth of fish harvested from the world's oceans — including over half of Canada's $3.6-billion annual catch — is being given away for a pittance to a handful of companies and investors, a new study warns.
Heat waves like those that scorched western North America this summer risk wiping out B.C.'s salmon fisheries in future decades, on top of expected declines due to long-term climate change, a new study has found.
Pacific fishers' livelihood is now on the brink of extinction after Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently closed about 60 per cent of B.C.'s commercial salmon fisheries. The closures, the government says, will last “multiple generations” of fish to save tumbling salmon populations.