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Fisheries Minister stands strong for Fraser River sockeye salmon while Americans abandon caution and go fishing

Fisheries Minister stands strong for Fraser River sockeye salmon while Americans abandon caution and go fishing

VANCOUVER/UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (MUSQUEAM), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (SQUAMISH) AND səlilwətaɬ (TSLEIL-WAUTUTH) TERRITORIES — August 23, 2022 Sustainable fishing advocates at Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation are commending Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray for her decision to not open Canadian commercial fisheries for Fraser River sockeye salmon, despite US fishery managers allowing their fleet to string out nets for those same fish…

Islands Trust Conservancy contributes funds to protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest on S’DÁYES / Pender Island

Islands Trust Conservancy contributes funds to protect KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest on S’DÁYES / Pender Island

With just seven days left to raise an additional $100,000 to meet their $200,000 fundraising target, Islands Trust Conservancy has announced an Opportunity Fund grant of $5,000 to help Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Pender Islands Conservancy Association protect 18 hectares (44.5 acres) of land known as KELÁ_EKE Kingfisher Forest on North Pender Island.

Fraser Chinook salmon can now reach estuary habitat that was inaccessible for 100 years

Fraser Chinook salmon can now reach estuary habitat that was inaccessible for 100 years

VANCOUVER, BC: For the first time in over a century, juvenile salmon now have access to habitats they rely on to feed and grow as they transition from the Fraser River to saltwaters of Georgia Strait. A salmon restoration project has created a “breach” in a century old structure that now provides an access route for young salmon to reach their…

Canadian groups ask Governor Dunleavy to stop Alaskan harvest of BC salmon

Canadian groups ask Governor Dunleavy to stop Alaskan harvest of BC salmon

BRITISH COLUMBIA – A coalition of Canadian conservation organizations has written Alaskan Governor Mike Dunleavy, asking him to stop Alaska’s harvest of B.C. wild salmon. A recent report, commissioned by SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Watershed Watch Salmon Society, revealed that Southeast Alaskan commercial fisheries are catching huge numbers of salmon bound for B.C. rivers. “B.C. wild salmon have hit record…

Vanishing goats? Not on the watch of the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation

Vanishing goats? Not on the watch of the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation

Wildlife populations can too often decline before wildlife managers notice. Although counting animals is one of the most fundamental activities biologists do, it is also the most difficult. Newly published research by the Kitasoo Xai’xais Nation (KXN), the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and the University of Victoria shows the importance of listening to those that have lived near wildlife for millennia….

Ambitious land purchase to protect at risk Gulf Island habitats

Ambitious land purchase to protect at risk Gulf Island habitats

Pender Island, BC – After success initiating their first joint land acquisition in 2020, Raincoast Conservation Foundation and the Pender Islands Conservancy Association are pursuing another, much more ambitious land protection initiative less than one year later: a 45 acre oceanfront property on S,DÁYES (Pender Island) with a purchase price of $2.18 million.