Is BC’s chum fishery sustainable?

Raincoast and three other BC ENGO’s have critiqued the proposal by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to certify BC’s commercial chum salmon fishery as sustainable.  Raincoast supports certification as a way to make salmon fisheries sustainable, but we have identified conditions that need to occur before we support this certification.

This is the second MSC certification process Raincoast has participated in as a stakeholder.  The first was BC’s pink salmon fishery.  After identifying conditions which MSC, DFO and the industry agreed to, Raincoast and three other ENGO’s gave conditional support to MSC certification of the commercial pink fishery in 2011.

Download the report:  ENGO critique of the proposed MSC certification for chum salmon May 2012

 

Help us protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest

Together with Pender Islands Conservancy, we are raising funds to purchase and permanently protect a 45 acre forested property on the edge of the Salish Sea. The KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest is located within the Coastal Douglas-fir (CDF) biogeoclimatic zone, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Canada. It is also among the most threatened in Canada. Protecting these forests is an investment in our collective future.

We are eight months into our  campaign and are 65% of the way to our fundraising goal. This acquisition is a tangible way that you can help protect forest lands and build climate resilience!