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On ensuring animal welfare in research using live capture

A recent journal article, published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, draws attention to the need for consistent and high standards for animal welfare in research, and the important role that journals have in maintaining ethical standards in published research. The authors, joined by Raincoast scientists Kate Field, Paul Paquet and Chris Darimont, stress that…
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Plastic pollution threatens salmon, whales and people

Plastics from just about every sector can now be found all over the world – from mountain tops to the seafloor, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and from our homes to the ocean. A modern-day scourge that is blighting remote beaches and shorelines, getting mistaken for food by wildlife, and getting into the foods…

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Have DFO fishery managers gone rogue?

Managers open salmon fisheries in defiance of minister’s previously announced closures. Three months ago, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Bernadette Jordan, made the difficult but necessary decision to announce long-term closures (i.e. spanning several salmon generations) for almost 60 per cent of B.C.’s commercial salmon fisheries. The announcement reflected the dire status of British Columbia’s wild salmon. Fishery closures on…

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