Healthy Oceans archives

  • Photo: Profit is possible on all fronts with closed containment salmon farming

    Profit is possible on all fronts with closed containment salmon farming

    November 25, 2010

    As the Cohen Commission slowly navigates its way through all the data, information and opinions, a recent report shows there is an economically viable solution to the threats to wild salmon. More »

  • Photo: DNA, a volcano, and salmon

    DNA, a volcano, and salmon

    November 11, 2010

    The Cohen Commission, Canada's judicial inquiry into the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon, has been making headlines since evidentiary hearings began late last month and with good cause. More »

  • Photo: Giving thanks for our oceans

    Giving thanks for our oceans

    October 7, 2010

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the food we share with our family and friends is one of the things that make the holidays feel festive. When considering the... More »

  • Photo: Fishy organic label raises concern

    Fishy organic label raises concern

    September 2, 2010

    This summer organics hit a new low. With funding support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) members of the aquaculture industry developed their own draft organic aquaculture standards. The allowances... More »

  • Photo: Have we saved the salmon? Not yet.

    Have we saved the salmon? Not yet.

    August 25, 2010

    It's fantastic to see that Fraser River sockeye salmon are returning in greater numbers than last year, when total abundance reached a record low. But what does this mean? Are... More »

  • Photo: Hey B.C.! A stream is not a stream without water

    Hey B.C.! A stream is not a stream without water

    July 21, 2010

    Unfortunately, there's a risk that the provincial government will not make significant changes to the Water Act. We need the help of all British Columbians. "Let your provincial government know":http://action.davidsuzuki.org/bc-water that a new Water Act must protect water in streams and rivers to keep them healthy. More »

  • Photo: Two of B.C.'s great icons head to court

    Two of B.C.'s great icons head to court

    June 14, 2010

    In February, the world watched the opening ceremonies of Vancouver's Olympic Winter Games. A big part of the show featured iconic animals of B.C., including ruby red sockeye salmon schooling... More »

  • Photo: Water is life

    Water is life

    May 25, 2010

    Water is life. We use water to grow our food, support industry, and of course, to drink. Water comes from the natural environment (where else?) in the form of lakes,... More »

  • Photo: Spills happen - it's not worth the risk

    Spills happen — it's not worth the risk

    May 12, 2010

    By now we've all seen the ghastly images of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Oil everywhere. Frustrated fishermen wondering what will happen next. These recent events have... More »

  • Photo: We must do all we can to protect wild salmon

    We must do all we can to protect wild salmon

    May 7, 2010

    Support wild salmon By Jay Ritchlin Someone pinch me. Seven years ago when I would talk about shifting open net cage salmon farming to closed containment systems, people thought I... More »