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The National Energy Board and killer whales, on As It Happens

Killer whales spyhop with a tanker in the background and population viability maps in the foreground.

Published on 2019.03.11 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

In this interview, Misty outlines that while oil spills remain a clear risk, the effects of increased vessel traffic, i.e. noise and disturbance, are a certainty.

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Seals and sea lions in the Salish Sea are all part of a healthy food web

Seals hanging out on a rocky outcropping, soaking up some sunshine.

Published on 2019.02.13 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

Since the killing of seals and sea lions ended in the 1970s, pinnipeds in the Salish Sea have been recovering. The recovery of seals slowed by 2000 and for the last fifteen years or so the number of seals in the Salish Sea has been relatively stable. This population of fish eaters has recovered to what was likely historic levels…

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L124 is the newest member of the Southern Resident killer whales

A Southern Resident killer whale slaps their tail in the Salish Sea.

Published on 2019.01.15 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

Listen to Misty MacDuffee explain some of the context around the recent birth of L124 in the Salish Sea. Declines in Chinook abundance, especially to the Fraser, are affecting killer whale behaviour patterns, fertility and survival…

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Misty MacDuffee joins Adam Sterling on CFAX 1070 to discuss Washington State’s billion dollar plan to aid killer whale recovery

Southern Resident killer whales J50 with her sister, J42, in July of 2018, swim by in the Salish Sea.

Published on 2019.01.04 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

Misty MacDuffee and Adam Stirling discuss the benefits and the shortcomings of Washington’s investment, the problem with dams, aid to Chinook hatcheries and new hatchery production. They discuss the genetic and ecological implications from hatcheries and why MacDuffee believes this makes them a poor investment for salmon recovery and Southern Resident killer whales.     […]

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Cabinet rejects request for an emergency order for endangered killer whales

Southern Resident killer whale, J50, looking emaciated in the Salish Sea.

Published on 2018.11.09 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

Last week the Canadian federal government announced its refusal to issue an emergency order to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales under the Species at Risk Act, despite the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans’ recommendation to do so. Misty MacDuffee joined Adam Stirling on CFAX 1070 on Monday, November 5th to discuss these measures…

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Chris Genovali and Terry Moore on trophy hunting and the changing paradigm of “wildlife as commodity”

A black bear sits down in the river bank and sticks out it's tongue: Terry Moore and Chris Genovali.

Published on 2018.10.01 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

This summer Raincoast executive director Chris Genovali spoke with Terry Moore to discuss the problems with trophy hunting in BC and globally. We learned last week that Terry Moore passed away. Our sincere condolences to Terry’s family and to his colleagues at CFAX. We have deep respect for his body of work as a journalist […]

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Endangered species, decline of biodiversity, and more on Quirks and Quarks

Misty MacDuffee and Bob McDonald on the Fraser River.

Published on 2018.09.14 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

This episode of Quirks & Quarks explores pressing conservation issues facing endangered species…

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Interview: Southern Resident killer whales, fisheries, whale watching and the need for enforcement

Two Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea, with CFAX logo and Misty MacDuffee in the foreground

Published on 2018.08.20 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

Last week, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the David Suzuki Foundation made a joint call for action to save the Southern Resident killer whales. This call for action was made to the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Jonathan Wilkinson to immediately close recreational and commercial marine Chinook fisheries, to suspend all commercial and recreational whale […]

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Misty MacDuffee on CFAX 1070 on fishery closures, Chinook salmon and Southern Resident killer whales

The dead calf of J35 floats in the waters of the Salish Sea.

Published on 2018.07.31 | by Raincoast | in Interviews

Southern Resident killer whales need systemic solutions that reverse the increase in noise and interference with feeding, and that protect Chinook salmon populations. Listen to two prescient interviews that Misty MacDuffee, Wild Salmon Program Director with Raincoast Conservation Foundation, has given with CFAX 1070…

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