We are taking the federal government to court to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales

We are taking the federal government to court to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales

Today, we launched a lawsuit to ensure our federal government acts to protect the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. The lawsuit comes less than a month after Southern Resident J35 (Tahlequah) carried her deceased calf for 17 days

We won our legal challenge to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

We won our legal challenge to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Today we can all celebrate a significant win in our efforts to protect Southern Resident killer whales, Fraser River salmon and the Salish Sea. This morning, the federal court of appeal unanimously ruled that the Canadian government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion project violated its legal obligations to protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales…

Creating a living atlas for salmon and salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser

Creating a living atlas for salmon and salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser

Much of this data currently contained within the atlas comes from provincially available data online, as well as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the local stewardship organizations that we have met with. We hope that the map can be used to support decision making, management and…

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 …

Raising the bar on fisheries certification and sustainably harvested salmon

Raising the bar on fisheries certification and sustainably harvested salmon

Do you rely on labels like the blue checkmark (i.e. the Marine Stewardship Council) or other certification stamps to guide your purchase of sustainable salmon? Most people do, but few consumers know that when it comes to salmon, these certifiers generally fail to consider ecosystem science…