Healthy Oceans archives

  • Photo: Food is good, in moderation

    Food is good, in moderation

    January 6, 2011

    Humans and animals both think of salmon primarily as food. The difference for humans is that we have the power to manage how many salmon we catch or leave in the wild. More »

  • Photo: Courts rule in favour of protecting killer whales

    Courts rule in favour of protecting killer whales

    December 8, 2010

    We won! After a long, drawn-out legal challenge by Ecojustice representing the David Suzuki Foundation and eight other leading conservation organizations, the courts have confirmed that killer whale habitat is... More »

  • Photo: Will sustainable seafood programs succeed without Asian countries participating?

    Will sustainable seafood programs succeed without Asian countries participating?

    December 6, 2010

    As I stood in the middle of an all you-can-eat buffet in Seoul last week and laid my eyes on a platter of Bluefin tuna, I had to ask myself:... More »

  • Photo: Cohen inquiry isn't just about salmon

    Cohen inquiry isn't just about salmon

    November 30, 2010

    If this year's high Fraser River sockeye salmon returns taught us anything, it's that salmon are unpredictable. As we saw, salmon can demonstrate incredible resilience, returning in record numbers following... More »

  • Photo: Federal government rejects mine plan

    Federal government rejects mine plan

    November 26, 2010

    The federal government's decision to squash a proposed mine plan that would destroy Fish Lake is a good occasion to celebrate, and we want to thank everyone who helped make it happen. More »

  • 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 »