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Appeal court affirms protection for killer whales

Appeal court affirms protection for killer whales

Today’s decision from the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that the critical habitat of killer whales, including their salmon food supply must be legally protected by the federal government…

Salmon Inquiry shows need for government overhaul

Salmon Inquiry shows need for government overhaul

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Conservation groups say focus must be salmon, not industry

The federal government must re-prioritize science and conserving salmon rather than surrendering to short-term industry interests, according to recommendations made by conservation groups to a national inquiry into the decline of Fraser sockeye…

Cohen to hear whether sea lice are impacting Fraser sockeye

Cohen to hear whether sea lice are impacting Fraser sockeye

Media Release: September 2, 2011

A Raincoast scientist is scheduled to testify at the Cohen Commission September 6 on a study that showed the first link between salmon farms and elevated levels of sea lice on juvenile Fraser River sockeye salmon…

Study assesses scope of plastic pollution in waters of BC

Researchers from the University of St Andrews, Raincoast, Oceans Initiative and Environment Canada teamed up to assess the presence and potential threats from floating plastics and other debris to BC’s marine animals…

Study assesses marine pollution in waters of BC, Canada

For release March 19 2011 Download the PDF version Sidney BC; Researchers from the University of St Andrews, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Oceans Initiative and Environment Canada teamed up to assess the presence and potential threats from floating plastics and other debris to BC’s marine animals.