Multiple conservation groups concerned about grizzly bears on the BC central coast have sent a letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner requesting a cancellation of the fall grizzly hunt. Anecdotal accounts of very low bear numbers on fall streams warrants an immediate cautionary response by the government. Since no population assessment or annual monitoring is…
Raincoast’s Chris Darimont speaks to NPR Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday, interviews Raincoast’s Dr. Chris Darimont on the impacts of human predation on the evolution of hunted species. click here for the interview Can humans angling for the prize-winning fish shift the course of evolution? Research published this week in the Proceedings of…
by Mike Price Biologist, Raincoast Aquaculture Campaign September 2009 The headlines continue to blare across local, regional, and national newspapers: 11 million Fraser River sockeye missing; poor early marine survival blamed.
Biologist suggests the parasites could reduce salmon survival rates By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, September 9, 2009 Try swimming in the Pacific Ocean wearing a backpack, and that might hint at difficulties faced by juvenile salmon when sea lice are hitching a ride, according to conservation biologist Michael Price.
I always associate September with wild salmon and with its onset I’m reminded of a particularly affecting experience I once had with these remarkable fish.The pale afternoon light that is so peculiar to autumn filtered through the trees, refracting through the flowing water to the tessellation of river rocks below, giving the entire landscape a…
by Mike Price Times Colonist August 29, 2009 Raincoast Conservation agrees with Clare Backman that caution should be used before laying blame for the Fraser River sockeye collapse on salmon farms (“Don’t blame fish farms for sockeye decline,” Aug. 27).
by Mike Price Globe and Mail, Aug. 19, 2009 Paul Sprout, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, writes that sea lice from fish farms are not the explanation for this year’s crash of Fraser River sockeye (Fishing For Answers – letters, Aug. 15). How can anyone make such a conclusive statement at this juncture?
A two-day workshop in 2008 reviewed sediment core studies conducted in sockeye salmon lakes in BC, Alaska, and the US Pacific Northwest..
Special to the Times Colonoist, Chris Genovali, July 21, 2009 The spectre of rising sea levels and ecological change from climate disruption show land-use plans for Vancouver Island and the B.C. coast will need to be revisited and recalibrated to account for rapid and unabated climate change.
Times Colonist July 18, 2009 By Mike Price It is ironic that Clare Backman (“Salmon farms, wild fish can co-exist,” July 14) describes the connection between repetitive communication and personal belief. It is this very technique that salmon-farm companies have employed