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Update on Alexandra Morton

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Update on Alexandra Morton

Update on Alexandra Morton

Today’s The Tyee published an article byAndrew Nikiforuk discussing Alexandra Morton’s trespassing lawsuit.      

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What will be the news…

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in News | Comments Off on What will be the news…

What will be the news…

Anxiously waiting for news on the CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/news http://www.cbc.ca/listen/live/radio1/vancouver

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There be no whales here….

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on There be no whales here….

There be no whales here….

The loss of wild salmon is just the beginning! Tuesday’s National Geographic article discusses how the loss of wild salmon will be felt all the way through the ecosystem.  From the depletion of mineral loss of the soil to the starvation of bears and whales, the effects will be profound. However, there is hope that with the decommissioning of old Hydro areas, new life may once again travel through various water corridors....

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Your signature can make all the difference

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Your signature can make all the difference

Your signature can make all the difference

The removal of open net fish farms needs to happen, your signature will help YouLeadNow help  Minister Dominic Leblanc, end open-net salmon farming.  They are so close to their goal, adding your signature with help reach their 9,000 signatures. Have you added your name to help defend our wild Salmon? http://goo.gl/zhwrvG

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Cohen, DFO, First Nations, Trudeau and Morton

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Cohen, DFO, First Nations, Trudeau and Morton

Cohen, DFO, First Nations, Trudeau and Morton

Watershed Watch has put together a comprehensive critique on the update of the implementation of the 2012 Cohen Commission recommendations. The article posted by Ian Hinkle on August 17 outlines the good, the bad and the ugly points of this issue. As things continue to heat up for Fisheries and Oceans Canada with Minister LeBlanc’s Cohen Inquiry recommendations, Hinkle’s article states that it’s “a small step in the right direction, but it is clear that he (LeBlanc) will need to take a firm hand with DFO if he expects...

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Maybe no sockeye docking in Richmond this season

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Maybe no sockeye docking in Richmond this season

Maybe no sockeye docking in Richmond this season

The Richmond News is reporting that the “Steveston’s favourite summer catch could be pricey after DFO shuts down all salmon fishing in the Lower Fraser River. Still, the situation is so dire that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) called a halt late last week to all salmon fishing on the Lower Fraser amid predictions of the worst-ever sockeye return on record.” The loss of the wild Salmon stocks due to the numerous problems created by the farmed Salmon industry affects all of us.  With the popularity of sushi on...

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Removal of old dams brings fish back to Britannia watershed

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Removal of old dams brings fish back to Britannia watershed

Removal of old dams brings fish back to Britannia watershed

Recent article from the Vancouver Sun reports that “The province is spending about $1.5 million in an unprecedented operation to decommission, in all or part, six dams between West Vancouver and Squamish in the Britannia watershed — three last year (Park Lane, Utopia Lake, and Tunnel), two this year (Lower and Mountain Lake) and one in 2017 (Mineral Creek).” This is great news that will inspire other similar reclamation work.  

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Changes is US courts setting the tone for the social cost of Carbon

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Changes is US courts setting the tone for the social cost of Carbon

Changes is US courts setting the tone for the social cost of Carbon

A Bloomberg View article reports that”A federal court this week upheld the approach that the government uses to calculate the social cost of carbon when it issues regulations — and not just the cost imposed on Americans, but on people worldwide. It’s technical stuff, but also one of the most important climate change rulings ever.” This is great news across the globe as our American neighbours tend to set the pace for environmental regulation and this court ruling factors the global impact of carbon in social cost...

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Things are moving mostly in the right direction

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Things are moving mostly in the right direction

Things are moving mostly in the right direction

The social media channels are flooding with news that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is taking concrete actions following the recommendations of the Cohen Inquiry. We have included several links to articles covering this subject including an excerpt from DFO where they state: “Since the release of the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River (Cohen Commission) recommendations, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has reviewed each recommendation to ensure that DFO is doing...

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Meet the Crew Aboard the Fish-Farm Patrolling ‘Martin Sheen’

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Meet the Crew Aboard the Fish-Farm Patrolling ‘Martin Sheen’

Meet the Crew Aboard the Fish-Farm Patrolling ‘Martin Sheen’

Great Story By By Andrew Nikiforuk Today | TheTyee.ca No ‘hippie terrorists’ here, the sailors supporting Alexandra Morton’s research mission share a passion for ocean life.   Sailing aboard the Martin Sheen for a couple of days can quickly crush every expectation one might have about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Yes, the direct action society may be known in some quarters for ramming Japanese whaling boats, throwing smoke grenades and cutting illegal fishing nets, but the Sheen, a 24-metre ketch with an aluminum hull, doesn’t do...

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