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Helping childhood cancer patients with sustainable herring

November 25, 2014 | Leave a comment
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(Credit: Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer)

A team of local fishers raised $225,000 in four years for cancer patients at B.C. Children's Hospital by selling folks the humble, but delicious, herring.

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Let's not gamble with the future of Canada's bluefin tuna

October 28, 2014 | Leave a comment
Photo: Let's not gamble with the future of Canada's bluefin tuna

(Credit: OCEANA/Keith Ellenbogen)

By Scott Wallace, Senior Research Scientist, David Suzuki Foundation

Canada is lucky to have a seasonal migration of one of the largest and fastest fishes in the ocean: the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Bluefin tuna can grow to up to 680 kilograms and reach three metres in length, roughly the size of a compact car, and have no natural predators. They can also swim as fast as 60 kilometres per hour and dive to depths of more than 1,000 metres to catch prey. Atlantic bluefin tuna from western populations travel from spawning grounds in the Gulf of Mexico every summer and fall to Canada's East Coast to feed on mackerel, herring and squid.

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Those damned Fraser sockeye

October 25, 2014 | Leave a comment
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(Credit: toddraden via Flickr)

By Jeffery Young, Science and Policy Analyst

The Onion recently posted a satirical article titled "50 Years Of Climate Change, Habitat Loss Somehow Unable To Take Down Goddamned Parrotfish," a humorous account of how a species has managed to persist through a plethora of human-induced impacts.

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Add low-cost, high-class shellfish to your weekday meals

October 22, 2014 | Leave a comment
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Old-fashioned Manhattan clam chowder is a great option for a cold day. (Credit: Karianne Blank)

Many people think shellfish are high-priced, high-class items served only at dress-up events. But they can actually be cost-effective, healthy additions to your everyday food repertoire.

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Gwaii Haanas: Where marine protection and ecotourism meet and flourish

September 25, 2014 | Leave a comment
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Gwaii Haanas (Credit: Bryan Jackson via Flickr)

By Theresa Beer, communications specialist

British Columbia's Gwaii Haanas — Island(s) of Beauty in the Haida language — demonstrates how marine protection and eco-tourism can support each other and strengthen communities. I was fortunate this summer to have a first-hand view of this relationship on board a schooner called Passing Cloud.

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