The ECOreport posts a link to Roy L Hales’ documentary Where Have All The Salmon Gone?
Originally Posted on the Deep Roots Initiative, Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ)
Episode #4: Where Have All the Salmon Gone?
Roy L Hales, Program Producer
Narrator: “… Fishing was once a cornerstone of British Columbia’s economy, but we’ve been hearing stories of diminished runs and out of work fishermen for years. Roy Hales lives on Cortes Island, where the fishing industry seems to be mostly spoken about in the past tense. So he set out to find out where have all the salmon gone.”
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The ECOreport reposts the story of a waterway’s restoration, Chum Salmon Returning To Still Creek
A compilation taken from the City of Vancouver & Rivers Institute at BCIT
By many estimates it has been nearly 80 years since salmon last made the journey from the Fraser River up the Brunette River and into Still Creek to spawn. For over 10 years, the Still Creek Enhancement Program has been working on rehabilitating and daylighting sections of one of Vancouver’s remaining visible streams. The hard work has paid off because, for the fourth year in a row, chum salmon are returning to Still Creek.
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Three months after rejecting Petrona’s $1.6 billion offer for their consent to Pacific Northwest LNG, Lax Kw’alaams Occupy Lelu Island to ensure the project di-oes not go forward.
Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian
By Damien Gillis
The battle over Malaysian energy giant Petronas’ controversial LNG terminal in the Skeena River Estuary is intensifying, as local Lax Kw’alaams First Nation members are setting up camp on Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert – the site of the proposed project.
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By Roy L Hales
California’s drought spread across most of the West Coast this year. There have been reports of record high temperatures, water shortages and increased ravages from wildfires. The Drought’s latest victims are salmon.
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The ECOreport looks at the Opposition to the proposed LNG project on Lelu Island
By Roy L Hales
The Skeena River is the most productive salmon bearing river in British Columbia. Thousands of years before the first European colonists arrived, it was providing First Nations with food. A week ago, First Nations throughout the Skeena Watershed declared their opposition to the proposed LNG project on Lelu Island, grave lack of consultation and massive damage to salmon habitat.
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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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An interview with Alexandra Morton, who came to British Columbia to study Orcas in the 1980‘s and initially thought salmon farms were a good idea. As problems began to surface, she discovered the regulatory authorities largely ignored her complaints.
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By Roy L Hales
BC’s Salmon farms could face Multiple Legal Threats . Ignoring the Cohen Commission’s recommendation for a freeze on net-pen salmon farm production along the Fraser sockeye migration route until 2020, the Federal Government has issued licenses. This has prompted the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance to call upon the Harper Government to immediately implement Cohen’s recommendations. NAFTA is considering a full investigation of Canada’s failure to enforce section 36 of its federal Fisheries Act by allowing salmon aquaculture operations in British Columbia to release “deleterious substances” into waters frequented by wild salmon. Meanwhile Alexandra Morton’s long awaited suit against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans opened in Vancouver today. Morton’s lawyer filed the suit after learning that fish allegedly infected with the piscine reovirus (PRV) had been transferred into an open-pen fish farm operated by Marine Harvest along the Fraser River sockeye migration.
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From the David Suzuki Foundation
By David Suzuki
The David Suzuki Foundation and others have run ads over the past decade decrying British Columbia’s open net-cage salmon farm industry. With significant expansion planned for the West Coast, the question remains: Has B.C.’s salmon farm industry improved?
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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)