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Coral reef that ‘shouldn’t exist’ thrives off B.C.’s Pacific Ocean, biologist says – CP24

March 12, 2024 It started with a tip from the local First Nation of a “bump on the sea floor” where the fish liked to be and led to the discovery of Canada’s only known live coral reef. Deep sea ecologist Cherisse Du Preez worked with the Kitasoo Xai’xais and Heiltsuk First Nations and began […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202428 Views

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First Nations group calls Justin Trudeau to protect salmon farming – CityNews

February 28, 2024 A B.C. First Nations group is seeking an “emergency meeting” with Justin Trudeau regarding a transition plan for open-net pen fish farming. Chiefs of the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance (FNWSA) say they will be gathering to “expose Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) bureaucrats” at a press conference on Thursday, for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 29, 202458 Views

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Breaking: Oceana Canada Sounds Alarm with Seventh Fishery Audit, Highlights Government’s Ongoing Struggle to Revitalize Wild Fisheries

Widespread mismanagement and government-sanctioned overfishing of capelin and herring threaten economic and ecological sustainability November 21, 2023, Vancouver, unceded and traditional homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh) nations: In the face of accelerating climate change, Oceana Canada’s 2023 Fishery Audit, launched today on World Fisheries Day, exposes Canada’s persistent mismanagement […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 202343 Views

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Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries Biotoxin Update (1) – Mussel samples only

General Information Area openings are dependent upon regular submission and analysis of samples for biotoxin analysis, as set out in a biotoxin monitoring protocol administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Three consecutive mussel samples, along with a sample of the targeted food species containing acceptable levels of biotoxin must be received in order […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202354 Views

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Public input will enhance B.C.’s first-ever coastal marine strategy

Aug. 15, 2023 VICTORIA – Following extensive consultations with British Columbians, the Province has received valuable feedback that will help shape British Columbia’s first-ever Coastal Marine Strategy, co-developed with coastal First Nations. A summary of more than 900 submissions received from individuals, environmental non-governmental organizations, local and regional governments, industry associations and businesses across British […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 202348 Views

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Canada Leads First High Seas Mission to Fight Illegal Fishing in the North Pacific

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 24, 2023 Sidney, British Columbia – The Government of Canada is a world leader in the fight against Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing. This illegal activity is a major contributor to declining fish stocks and marine ecosystem destruction around the globe, and it undermines the livelihoods of legitimate fish harvesters […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 202355 Views

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To the Fishermen and Membership of Lax Kw’alaams and Prince Rupert,

This letter is to summarize the process for allocating the 2023 halibut quota by the Fisheries Committee. A notice was posted to the Lax Kw’alaams Band website and Facebook page on April 20th, outlining the process for this year’s application for leasing halibut quota. At that time, the community was notified that this intake prioritized […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202371 Views

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Government of Canada invests in further protecting Canada’s waters from aquatic invasive species

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Vancouver, British Columbia –  Threats to biodiversity are being felt across Canada and the world. After habitat loss, invasive species are the second biggest threat to global biodiversity. Aquatic invasive species pose a serious threat to Canada’s waters, economy and society. They can grow quickly, compete with native species and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202356 Views

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UBCIC and BCAFN Support the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance Call for Federal Action on Protecting Wild Salmon

(xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.)The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) and the BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) welcome the recent advocacy to political leaders in Ottawa by the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance (FNWSA) which calls for urgent action by federal leaders to protect wild salmon, a precious and vital […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202359 Views

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Herring spawn brings wildlife show to Port McNeill – Victoria Times Colonist

Department of Fisheries and Oceans has no record of a spawn occurring in the location since it began keeping records in 1950, but the ‘Namgis First Nation’s history shows one in the area decades ago. A herring spawn never before recorded off Port McNeill is delighting residents as it attracts sea lions, bald eagles and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202360 Views

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