The ECOreport concludes the Interview With Claire Trevena, MLA For North Island
By Roy L Hales
A month ago I met with the NDP candidate for our riding at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. You can listen to the first part of my interview with her by clicking on this link. This is the conclusion of my interview with Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island.
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The ECOreport reposts the story of how a university found fish hatcheries cause rapid genetic change.
Press Release from Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study on steelhead trout in Oregon offers genetic evidence that wild and hatchery fish are different at the DNA level, and that they can become different with surprising speed.
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Originally Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM
Audio from Wednesday, July 23, from 12:00 – 12:30 pm: An interview with Ray Grigg, What happened to Shades of Green?
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From Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new study by researchers at Oregon State University suggests that wild coho salmon that choose mates with disease-resistant genes different from their own are more likely to produce greater numbers of adult offspring returning to the river some three years later. Continue reading Oregon Study finds wild coho may seek genetic diversity in mate choice
Time is Running Out – From Alexandra Morton’s website
By Alexandra Morton
The salmon farming industry in BC is on the verge of a major expansion and the federal government is changing Canada’s laws to make sure it happens. Continue reading Canada is Changing Its Laws To Fit Salmon Farming (video)
By Roy L Hales
As many as 70 million sockeye salmon may return to the Fraser this year. These numbers have not been seen for decades and are quite a stark contrast to 1.6 million catch that sparked the Cohen commission a few years ago. That was when Dr Kristi Miller, head of Molecular Genetics at the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s (DFO) Pacific Biological Station, testified that a ‘viral signature’ of a disease was contributing to as high as 90% pre-spawn mortality in returning Fraser sockeye. One of the reasons there is so much hope for this year, is the returning 2010 run were not infected. But, according to biologist Alexandra Morton, the real key to unlocking British Columbia’s incredible potential is Miller’s lab in Nanaimo.
Continue reading Fighting for the Future of BC’s Fisheries
Originally published in the September 2011 ECONEWS
(Alexandra Morton’s 2011 walk to Victoria)
By Guy Dauncey
The wild salmon have been living in BC’s waters for 8,000 years, providing sustenance for the First Nations, and more recently for BC’s new settlers, who found such an abundance of salmon that they talked of being able to walk on the ocean on the backs of the salmon.
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