Latest posts in Healthy Oceans
I've lived near the Pacific Ocean all my life. As a boy in Anchorage, Alaska, I looked out from my neighbourhood playground at belugas and orcas surfacing in Cook Inlet. One of my earliest memories of moving to Canada is salmon fishing with my grandfather in Georgia Strait. It was the beach in front of his house, where I first explored tide pools and spent hours in amazed wonder at these miniature ecosystems.Continue reading »
By Jay Ritchlin, Director General, Western Canada
The Cohen Commission recommendations arrived to much fanfare and praise. But that was five months ago, and still we haven't heard whether the federal government accepts any of them.Continue reading »
Video by Heidi Hudson, Program Coordinator
Blog by Theresa Beer, Communications Specialist
Welcome to the Marine Scene, a video blog where you'll learn about the state of our oceans and what we, as consumers, can do to eat sustainably. Join host Sophika Kostyniuk every month as she interviews West Coast seafood vendors, fishers and chefs doing their part to create a sustainable seafood industry.
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In the lead-up to an election, politicians and candidates need to keep track of what their constituents are saying and what matters to them. And what matters is sound marine planning that safeguards our precious coastal waters.Continue reading »
It's budget time, and we're hearing a lot about deficits and declining economic growth. Like many Canadians, I'm worried that today's federal budget is creating a hidden deficit that our children and grandchildren will have to pay for.
The March 21 federal budget cuts programs that protect nature. This lack of support for environmental programs is drawing down on our natural heritage. We might not have to pay now, but the long-term consequences are serious.Continue reading »