Raincoast argues that the Puget Sound hatchery program does little to solve the prey problem for Southern Residents.
In 2020, the non-profit Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court that challenged the 2019 Biological Opinion developed by the NOAA fisheries.
We have mapped the watersheds that feed into critical habitat for Southern Resident killer whales. Protecting these rivers is directly linked to the recovery of critically endangered whales.
The provincial government has a choice. They either act in their role to protect the integrity of south coast ecosystems in BC and their importance to our culture and economy, or they continue to make, and support, decisions that further their decline.
The letter, asking whether Canada will permit killer whale extinction, identifies Canada’s conflicting aspirations and obligations to protect biodiversity while continuing to permit megaprojects that destroy the critical habitat of threatened and endangered species.
Last week, Raincoast sent a letter in support of the US District court decision to halt the Southeast Alaska troll fishery during the summer and winter seasons. The SEAK troll targets migrating Chinook, over 90% of which are not salmon from Alaska. These Chinook are prey for endangered Southern Resident killer whales as they migrate…
This letter was written by Raincoast Wild Salmon Program Director Misty MacDuffee in support of the US District Court decision to halt the Southeast Alaska troll fishery during the summer and winter seasons.
Join Raincoast scientists, Dr. Valeria Vergara, Misty MacDuffee and Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, for Below the surface: Culture, genes, conservation, and the future of Southern Resident killer whales.
In May, 2023, a US federal judge issued a ruling to halt the troll fishery off southeast Alaska’s west coast, saying the permits that enable the fishery do not properly protect endangered Southern Resident killer whales.
We invite you to join us in Vancouver, Victoria, or Tofino for a special evening and ‘re-premiere’ of Groundswell, a 25 minute short film with a new prologue.
Unlike industry-led expos, which generally feature products and business pitches, EcoExpo will be a chance to interact with conservation leaders from across the Salish Sea Region.
Spirits of the Coast brings together the work of marine biologists, Indigenous knowledge keepers, poets, artists and storytellers, united by their enchantment with the orca.