Rochelle Baker joins Canada's National Observer as a reporter, thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative of the Government of Canada. Rochelle has worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer in BC's Lower Mainland for over 7 years.
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.
The Canadian Standards Association’s sustainable forestry designation is greenwashing harmful old-growth logging practices in B.C. and blatantly misleading wood product consumers, say those calling on the federal Competition Bureau to investigate.
The federal government has failed to do enough to reel in the recreational fishery, which also impacts salmon returns, despite making historic and dramatic reductions to the commercial fleet on the West Coast, say conservation groups.