Backgrounder on Canada’s Pacific salmon fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council certification

Backgrounder on Canada’s Pacific salmon fishery losing its Marine Stewardship Council certification

What is the Marine Stewardship Council? The Marine Stewardship Council, or “MSC”, is an international, independent non-profit organization which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Fisheries that wish to demonstrate they are well-managed and sustainable compared to the science-based MSC standards are assessed by a team of experts who are independent of both the fishery…

Backgrounder: Trans Mountain approval wrong choice for endangered killer whales and climate

Backgrounder: Trans Mountain approval wrong choice for endangered killer whales and climate

Timeline and quick facts by Ecojustice, Living Oceans Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation. If built, the Trans Mountain pipeline project would lead to a sevenfold increase in tanker traffic — for a total of 408 trips per year — through critical Southern Resident habitat…

Canada’s recovery measures for endangered killer whales a positive step

Canada’s recovery measures for endangered killer whales a positive step

A coalition of six conservation groups commend the federal government’s new measures to support Southern Resident killer whale recovery. The measures are the boldest yet; greater whale-watching restrictions, expanded voluntary slow downs for international shipping and the creation of no-vessel zones in feeding areas.  However, important feeding areas protected from fishing are smaller than last year’s areas, allowing less protection for whales and more areas for fishing…

Feds’ fisheries announcement a welcome first step: groups renew call for killer whale emergency order
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Feds’ fisheries announcement a welcome first step: groups renew call for killer whale emergency order

Conservation groups applaud today’s federal announcement that endangered Southern Resident killer whales face “imminent threats” to their survival and recovery. Prompted by this assessment, the Ministers also announced fisheries closures in key foraging areas …

Stopping the grizzly hunt

Stopping the grizzly hunt

Help us end the trophy killing of large carnivores in the Great Bear Rainforest – now and forever. Every year in BC a staggering number of bears, wolves, and other large carnivores are killed by hunters for trophies on their walls and floors. For two decades we have worked to end this senseless slaughter. In…