Federal scientists struggled to protect fish in the Kokish River from potential adverse effects of a hydroelectric project, but concerns of on-the-ground staff were watered down by the time a final memo reached the desk of the fisheries minister, documents obtained by the Wilderness Committee show.
VANCOUVER - Genetically engineered salmon created in Canada are getting closer to becoming the first transgenic animal to make it onto a menu, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the fish will have no significant environmental impact.
When the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday tossed his leave to appeal application with three words — “Dismissed without costs” — Phil Eidsvik joked that at last he might have to get a proper job.
Don't blame salmon fishermen for the plight of some endangered killer whales off the Pacific coast, says a newly released report.
Controversial reports that a potentially lethal salmon virus had been found in the waters off British Columbia last year drew a fast, co-ordinated response from the federal government, tied up resources of three ministries for months, and even required the assistance of Canadian consular officials in the United States, newly released information indicates.
The flip side of the Fish Lake plan
It was a packed house when about 150 people turned out for the presentation FISH LAKE: The Other Side of the Story at the 100 Mile United Church on Nov. 26.
A lab that revealed the first evidence of an infectious virus in British Columbia salmon should be stripped of its international credentials, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Treating B.C.’s farmed salmon for sea lice at a different time of year improves the fish’s health, says a research team led by University of Alberta academics.
But a pathologist at the B.C. agriculture ministry says the study is based on incomplete data.
The B.C. government was urged Wednesday not to renew leases for open-net salmon farms on the coast.
Aboriginals and environmentalists demonstrated outside Premier Christy Clark's constituency office in Point Grey at noon and delivered a petition with more than 11,000 signatures opposing the renewal of salmon-farm leases in B.C.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2012) - The Honourable Gail Shea, Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that the Harper government is taking the next steps in its efforts to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by tabling amendments to Canada's Coastal Fisheries Protection Act.