Healthy Oceans archives

  • Pacific Underwater: If two ships pass in the night, does anybody hear?

    September 13, 2013

    If you were to dunk your head into the cold coastal waters off British Columbia during the month of September, what do you think you would hear? More »

  • Pacific Sardines: a small fish with a small "seafood print", but mighty in rich oils

    August 27, 2013

    Extremely popular in the United States in the 20th century, sardines are now making a comeback as people realize they are an incredibly rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D and that, because they are small fish at the bottom of the food chain, they are not as likely to contain concentrated amounts of contaminants such as mercury and PCBs. Try this delicious recipe by chef Karen Barnaby and be amazed by the incredibly rich flavour of this little fish. More »

  • Photo: An opportunity for B.C. salmon fisheries to catch up with the pack

    An opportunity for B.C. salmon fisheries to catch up with the pack

    August 21, 2013

    Some BC salmon seine fishermen targeting pink salmon appear to be breaking the law by mishandling other salmon species incidentally caught. These "bycatch" species include chum and sockeye salmon, some of which come from stocks at risk. More »

  • Photo: Carving a legacy: commemorating Gwaii Hanaas National Park 20 years later

    Carving a legacy: commemorating Gwaii Hanaas National Park 20 years later

    August 12, 2013

    This week, we will witness recent events that will become legacy in Haida Gwaii: the raising of the first totem pole in over 130 years within the boundaries of Gwaii Haanas National Park, commemorating 20 years since the park was founded. More »

  • Photo: Shark Week: code of conduct reflects changing relationship with sharks

    Shark Week: code of conduct reflects changing relationship with sharks

    August 9, 2013

    Humans and sharks have been portrayed as having a predator-prey relationship with humans incorrectly being seen as potential prey rather than predator. The shark code of conduct, although not likely to be a catchy media topic, is a significant step toward shark conservation on Canada's Pacific coast. Some good news for shark week. More »

  • Photo: B.C. fisheries management makes waves overseas

    B.C. fisheries management makes waves overseas

    August 6, 2013

    The success story behind BC's groundfish fisheries collaboration with environmental groups was recognized recently at the international Fishing Into The Future workshop hosted by HRH Prince Charles. The improvements to BC's groundfish fisheries offer a beacon of hope that future generations can continue to enjoy the rewards from sustainable fisheries, and a healthy ocean, for many years. More »

  • Photo: Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans

    Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans

    August 4, 2013

    Small actions in our daily lives affect the health of the oceans that we love. Whether you live on the coast, on a river that runs out to sea or even in one of the many landlocked parts of Canada, we all depend on oceans for our survival and can help protect them by taking small but important actions every day. More »

  • Poached Summer Salmon with Chef Ian Lai

    July 24, 2013

    Chef Ian Lai showed us how to whip up a mouthwatering poached salmon on a bed of wilted spinach, peppers and oranges in just a few minutes. This is a great summer recipe and is packed with nutritious ingredients and loads of flavour. Make sure to check where your salmon came from, and what kind of salmon it is. More »

  • Photo: Pacific Underwater Calendar: Killer whales and chinook salmon in July

    Pacific Underwater Calendar: Killer whales and chinook salmon in July

    July 23, 2013

    With a breathtaking view of Mount Baker in the background, I saw a killer whale eat a salmon. The little girl in me was screaming. More »

  • Best salmon burgers ever with chef Ian Lai

    July 9, 2013

    We had fun working with top sustainability chef Ian Lai and watching him prepare his delicious salmon burgers, which are perfect for barbeque season. More »