Salmon

Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. production site to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. production site to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
Workers are seen on the cliff at the site of a massive rock slide on the Fraser River near Big Bar, west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans say early arriving runs of Stuart and Chinook salmon were nearly wiped out after reaching the massive landslide along British Columbia’s Fraser River last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Almost complete loss’ of early salmon runs at Fraser River slide last year: DFO

Fisheries and Oceans is also exploring how hatcheries could be used to restore runs affected by the landslide

Workers are seen on the cliff at the site of a massive rock slide on the Fraser River near Big Bar, west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans say early arriving runs of Stuart and Chinook salmon were nearly wiped out after reaching the massive landslide along British Columbia’s Fraser River last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada

Seals and sea lions may not be the scourge of the Salish Sea according to scientists

Biologists are divided on the cause of salmon decline

A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada
A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend roughly 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)
Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

VIDEO: Last blast in battle to clear B.C.’s Big Bar landslide

Salmon ladder, pump system underway in Fraser Canyon

Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Gibson Brothers transport wood for instream habitat on Tranquil River. The majority of wood collected will be going to the Tranquil River where CWFS has been building habitat for two years. CWFS is willing to share transport costs on a case by case basis. (Lindsay Henwood photo)

Central Westcoast Forest Society is searching for wood and trees

Scrap wood will be used to help rebuild the local salmon populations near Tofino and Ucluelet.

Gibson Brothers transport wood for instream habitat on Tranquil River. The majority of wood collected will be going to the Tranquil River where CWFS has been building habitat for two years. CWFS is willing to share transport costs on a case by case basis. (Lindsay Henwood photo)
American professional snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medallist Jamie Anderson shows her love for wild salmon on the bow of the Tiicmis during the June 24 flotilla. DOUGLAS LUDWIG PHOTO

Outcry for wild salmon builds in Tofino

About 30 vessels join in first-ever flotilla for the protection of wild salmon.

American professional snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medallist Jamie Anderson shows her love for wild salmon on the bow of the Tiicmis during the June 24 flotilla. DOUGLAS LUDWIG PHOTO
Thornton Creek Hatchery manager Dave Hurwitz contracted these university students last summer to help with research and education. (Westerly File Photo)

Ucluelet’s Thornton Creek Hatchery asks for needed support

“Chinook in Clayoquot Sound are the most under-performing stocks of Chinook salmon in B.C.”

Thornton Creek Hatchery manager Dave Hurwitz contracted these university students last summer to help with research and education. (Westerly File Photo)
Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink

Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink

Savoury flavours grilled to perfection

  • Sep 11, 2018
Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink
Salmon closures announced for the Skeena and Nass Rivers, as well as rivers on Haida Gwaii. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada map)

Salmon closures a devastating blow to North Coast business

DFO director says an announcement on restrictions for salmon in marine areas expected early June

Salmon closures announced for the Skeena and Nass Rivers, as well as rivers on Haida Gwaii. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada map)
An open-net salmon farm off the B.C. coast at Venture Point (Black Press files)

John Horgan wades back into salmon farms

Premier, ministers visit protest site off Vancouver Island

An open-net salmon farm off the B.C. coast at Venture Point (Black Press files)
The West Coast’s Clayoquot Salmon Festival features a full lineup of event and workshops, including a free salmon canning session at the Tofino Community Hall on Sept. 23. (Marcie Callewaert Photo)

Clayoquot Salmon Festival coming up

Friends of Clayoquot Sound cheer intergral species.

  • Sep 12, 2017
The West Coast’s Clayoquot Salmon Festival features a full lineup of event and workshops, including a free salmon canning session at the Tofino Community Hall on Sept. 23. (Marcie Callewaert Photo)
West Coast youth had a blast releasing baby Chinook salmon into the wild at the Thornton Creek Hatchery’s Adopt a Baby Salmon Day on Sunday. (Andrew Bailey - Photo)

VIDEO: Adopt a Baby Salmon Day delights in Ucluelet

“If we’re going to have salmon in the future, we’ve got to get young kids involved.”

West Coast youth had a blast releasing baby Chinook salmon into the wild at the Thornton Creek Hatchery’s Adopt a Baby Salmon Day on Sunday. (Andrew Bailey - Photo)
The West Coast’s dependence on salmon will be the focus of a movie being produced by the Central Westcoast Forest Society. (Photo - Jeremy Koreski)

Movie to show integral role salmon play in Tofino and Ucluelet

“We are keen to have people come out and get their hands dirty, helping to restore salmon habitat.”

The West Coast’s dependence on salmon will be the focus of a movie being produced by the Central Westcoast Forest Society. (Photo - Jeremy Koreski)