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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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Want to save money and the planet? Slow down and think about your food

September 22, 2014 | Leave a comment
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Chef Ian Lai (right) shows our community kitchen participants how to fillet a sockeye. (Credit: Barry J Brady photography)

By Kyle Empringham, Public Engagement Specialist

Chef Ian Lai showed that a few ingredients and the right technique can go a long way to create a delicious, cost-efficient, sustainable seafood meal at our Vancouver community kitchen session September 10.

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Iconic fish with superb flavour

September 22, 2014 | Leave a comment
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Sockeye salmon (Orcorhynchus nerka) are known for their intense colour and delicious, rich flavour. Wild sockeye from Alaska's well-managed fisheries caught by drift gillnet, purse seine and troll fishing methods are considered a SeaChoice "Best Choice" green label. Sockeye from Washington caught by reefnet are also considered a "Best Choice" due to low bycatch.

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