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Raincoast’s Salmon Run

While sockeye are now entering some of the Fraser River watersheds in the millions, delivering nutrients and food to forests and wildlife, other runs of BC salmon -like chum and pink runs from the Broughton Archipelago up through the central and north coasts – are returning in extremely low numbers.

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Would a Grizzly Bear Certify this Fishery?

Grizzly wades through water with salmon in its mouth

Island Tides July 8, 2010 By Misty MacDuffee, Corey Peet and Chris Genovali As the Canadian federal inquiry examining the 2009 Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse in British Columbia kicks into full gear, one might be surprised to learn that at the same time, the Marine Stewardship Council wants to designate this fishery as “eco-certified.”

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Would a grizzly bear certify this fishery?

underwater photo of sockeye salmon

Huffington Post By Chris Genovali and Misty MacDuffee As the Canadian federal inquiry examining the 2009 Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse in British Columbia kicks into full gear, one might be surprised to learn that at the same time, the Marine Stewardship Council wants to designate this fishery as “eco-certified.” For the rest of this […]

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The Halls of Justice: Day 1

The ancient Goddess of Justice, Themis, stands with her scales; an avenger in her earliest portrayals, but evolved to wear a blindfold in more recent times to represent the principles of modern law. For me, today’s goddess of justice is standing in the middle of a federal courtroom in downtown Vancouver, conveying the facts and […]

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BC’s killer whales get their day in court

The Georgia Straight  – Commentary By Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali As British Columbia’s southern resident killer whales return to local waters, many scientists and citizens are growing increasingly concerned for their future. Even with new arrivals in local pods, the population still needs to show clear signs of recovery.

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Canada’s killer whales get their day in court

A killer whale spy hopping

Guest Commentary Misty MacDuffee and Chris Genovali for BUZZFLASH As British Columbia’s southern-resident killer whales are welcomed back to local waters, many scientists and citizens are growing increasing concerned for their future. Even with new arrivals to our local pods, the population still needs to show clear signs of recovery. One action we hope will […]

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Environmentalists in court to extend protection for killer whales‎

By Judith Lavoie, Victoria Times Colonist VICTORIA — Environmental groups will be in court this week arguing the federal government is failing to adequately protect critical habitat for endangered and threatened pods of killer whales. Ecojustice lawyer Margot Venton is asking the Federal Court of Canada for a judicial review, claiming the government is acting […]

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Climategate’ a convenient sideshow to real issue

Victoria News, December 18, 2009 Re: Information confirms ‘climategate’ scandal (Letters, Dec. 4) Conspiracy theory prone climate change deniers have seized upon the alleged climategate controversy to demand a “cautious approach” at Copenhagen or even an abandonment of mitigation measures.

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Applications of Paleolimnology to Sockeye Lakes

MacDuffee, M and E. MacIssac. 2009.  Applications of paleolimnology to sockeye salmon nursery lakes and ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska: Proceedings of a workshop at the Institute of Ocean Sciences.  Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2847.  Fisheries and Oceans Canada download pdf

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