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What the hake? B.C.'s largest fishery is turning fish into fish meal

July 30, 2015 | Leave a comment
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Hake: food or feed? (Credit: Artizone via Flickr)

By Scott Wallace, senior research scientist

Few Canadians know that the largest fishery on B.C.'s coast is for Pacific hake. Although it's a food-grade fish, the federal government granted permission last week, for the first time in nearly 30 years, to allow catches to be converted into fish meal.

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The joy of converting brown to green

July 29, 2015 | Leave a comment
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By Anuradha Rao, Marine Planning Specialist

I remember the first time I helped clean up a brown site devoid of nature. A month later, the new growth was overwhelming, as if all the plants were saying, "Thank you." This sparked my interest in ecological restoration.

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Salmon: The latest casualties of climate change

July 15, 2015 | Leave a comment
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(Photo credit: Jeffery Young)

Guest blog by Mark Angelo, a river conservationist, writer, teacher and paddler who founded B.C. Rivers Day and World Rivers Day

The long stretch of hot, dry weather in B.C. this summer is great for outdoor recreation. It's not so good, however, for local streams and the wildlife they support. I've spent lots of time in creeks close to my home in Burnaby in Metro Vancouver lately and I've never seen water levels so low this early in the summer. We're already seeing conditions in many creeks that you would normally expect to see in late August.

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David Suzuki honoured by Howe Sound First Nations

June 15, 2015 | Leave a comment

By Theresa Beer, Communications Specialist. Reprinted at SustainableHoweSound.ca

With stunning Howe Sound as backdrop, David Suzuki was honoured by, and adopted into, the Squamish Nation during the Blue Dot Tour stop at Porteau Cove in November, 2014.

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Day three: Coastal Connections Tour with David Suzuki

June 4, 2015 | Leave a comment
Photo: Day three: Coastal Connections Tour with David Suzuki

(Credit: Janice Williams)

By Panos Grames, Communications Specialist

It's truly impossible to predict how a day will unfold. Even one when you do everything you plan — wake with your alarm, go to work in the usual way, hit all your scheduled appointments and meetings, go to sleep at the usual time — because you can never foresee your conversations with people or your interactions with the world around you. And that's where things can get very, very interesting.

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