Seymour River, located on the North Shore's Capilano reserve in Squamish Nation territory, keeps rising. The higher water levels are the result of the warming climate. Chris Lewis, a spokesperson for the Squamish Nation, is concerned about the salmon that spawn there.
Two First Nations leaders representing the Fraser Valley's Sto:lo Tribal Council expressed concerns to the National Energy Board about the potential impacts of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.
According to a new report, sea lice on farmed salmon are now resistant to the pesticide used to commonly treat the problem. Authors of the report stated that industry regulators failed to protect wild juvenile salmon. Salmon from Atlantic Canada are held in pens on the B.C.
Of the 80 canneries that once lined the coast of British Columbia, only one remains. St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse is owned by a partnership of First Nations including Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Ucluelet, and Kyuquot-Checkleset.
The Huu-ay-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island has accepted the financial help of Steelhead LNG to restore the Sarita River Watershed. The restoration of the watershed will bring an important salmon resource back to the Huu-ay-aht.
Alexandra Morton, biologist and wild salmon activist, is on the BC coast in a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship in an effort to bring attention to the declining wild salmon stocks and diseases on industrial fish farms. Morton is suing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
The Squamish Nation in British Columbia relies on salmon returns each year to uphold a long tradition of distributing fresh fish to its people each August. Due to low returns in recent years, leaders of the Squamish Nation decided to can frozen, surplus salmon for distribution.
The Federal government has approved a proposal to build a Liquified Natural Gas terminal on the northern B.C. coast, subject to 190 environmental conditions.
On April 18-19, 2016 the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance hosted a two-day strategic dialogue session, “The Future of Wild Salmon: Advancing a Path Forward to Informed Management and Decision-Making” in Vancouver, BC at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Chief Robert Gladstone of the Shxwa:y Village First Nation has been charged with illegal fishing after permission to catch a single salmon for use in a ceremony was denied by the Department of Fisheries.