Healthy Oceans archives

  • 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 »

  • Photo: Pacific Underwater Calendar: Summer is here!

    Pacific Underwater Calendar: Summer is here!

    June 25, 2013

    From the tiniest to the largest creatures, from kelp to kayakers and from seabirds to sea snails, the season's abundant sun brings a pulse of life to this rich ecosystem. More »

  • Photo: Right on! First BC right whale sighting in 62 years

    Right on! First BC right whale sighting in 62 years

    June 20, 2013

    By: Scott Wallace, Senior Research Scientist After 62 years, there's new hope for one of the rarest animals on earth. A lone Pacific right whale has been sighted off the... More »

  • Photo: New to sustainable seafood? So am I.

    New to sustainable seafood? So am I.

    June 14, 2013

    By Glauce Fleury, Communications Intern Have you ever thought about where the salmon — or any other seafood you eat — comes from? To be honest, I haven't, and I... More »