The federal government says open-net pen salmon farming may continue off British Columbia's coast outside the Discovery Islands area, while Ottawa undertakes consultation on the plan to transition away from the practice.
Salmon are at the centre of the cultural and spiritual life of the Indigenous communities up and down the West Coast. Unfortunately, they are also under great threat, writes Florence Baker, lead organizer for Sierra Club BC.
A scientist with public policy experience, Liberal candidate Jennifer Grenz says she’s a bridge-builder who can help stakeholders agree on a course of action around tough issues such as climate change or saving salmon in the North Island-Powell River riding.
Squeezing out fish stomachs and poking through intestines may be distasteful, but it’s part of a collaborative effort by researchers and recreational fishermen to save endangered salmon and divine shifts to the marine food web as climate change advances.
Despite releasing its wild salmon policy 15 years ago, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has made little headway in stabilizing the decline of wild salmon, much less restoring at-risk populations, a parliamentary committee concluded this week.