Healthy Oceans archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: Farmed salmon you can eat with peace of mind

    Farmed salmon you can eat with peace of mind

    April 21, 2010

    You may have heard your fill about farmed salmon, but we want to tell you an exciting story about one of Canada's leading retailers, which is asking you to fill up on a new farmed salmon product. More »

  • Photo: Get Out to support wild salmon

    Get Out to support wild salmon

    April 14, 2010

    People across British Columbia are being invited this week to participate in a historic "migration" from the north coast of Vancouver Island to the provincial capital in Victoria. The walk,... More »

  • Photo: Spread the One Ocean pledge

    Spread the One Ocean pledge

    April 5, 2010

    You've seen the documentaries. You know how important the ocean is for our enjoyment, for our economy, and for our survival on earth. So what can you do to help keep our oceans healthy? Make a pledge. More »

  • Photo: Pacific basking shark granted legal protection

    Pacific basking shark granted legal protection

    March 25, 2010

    Admittedly I have a soft spot for Canada's largest and most endangered fish species—the basking shark. In 2006 I wrote a book describing our shameful history with this animal and... More »

  • Photo: Strong message sent to the fish farming industry in B.C.

    Strong message sent to the fish farming industry in B.C.

    March 25, 2010

    Some good news for wild salmon was announced yesterday — check out the media release from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR). Grieg Seafood was denied the zoning rights... More »

  • Photo: Mysteries of the Deep

    Mysteries of the Deep

    March 18, 2010

    Dive a little deeper tonight and tune in to Mysteries of the Deep, the third episode of CBC's One Ocean series. This episode offers a unique view of a mysterious... More »