Healthy Oceans archives

  • Photo: Not all salmon farms are created equal

    Not all salmon farms are created equal

    January 11, 2013

    The evidence is in, the recommendations made: In his recently released report Justice Bruce Cohen expressed a high level of concern around the impacts of open net-cage fish farms on... More »

  • Photo: Holiday Shrimp Ring

    Holiday Shrimp Ring

    December 14, 2012

    Ah, the convenience of grabbing that succulent red shrimp ring from your grocer's freezer section and popping open the lid just in time to thaw out the juicy prawns and... More »

  • Photo: Cohen Commission: We've got the Wild Salmon Policy - now let's use it

    Cohen Commission: We've got the Wild Salmon Policy — now let's use it

    November 2, 2012

    We know what the problems are, and now we have a clear blueprint to fix them. We will continue to work hard to ensure that the federal government turns these words into action, rebuilding Pacific salmon for the benefit of all. More »

  • Photo:  Pacific Underwater: Salmon don't grow on trees, but trees grow on salmon

    Pacific Underwater: Salmon don't grow on trees, but trees grow on salmon

    October 29, 2012

    Right now, millions of chum, pink, chinook, and coho salmon are leaving the Pacific Ocean to swim up rivers both all along the British Columbia coast. Waiting alongside these rivers are thousands of bears ready to fatten up for their winter hibernation. Each bear carries hundreds of kilos of fish out of the streams and into the forest to consume. More »

  • Photo: Defend our coast: unity, diversity and democracy.

    Defend our coast: unity, diversity and democracy.

    October 23, 2012

    The October 22 Defend Our Coast rally in Victoria sent a vivid message to politicians that Canadians care deeply about their coastal waters. The estimated 4,000 people who attended represented... More »

  • Photo: Big fish, little fish... What's a person to choose?

    Big fish, little fish... What's a person to choose?

    September 28, 2012

    A few of us working on sustainable seafood issues undertook the long journey to Hong Kong to attend the Annual Seafood Summit earlier this month. This year's theme was "Evolving... More »

  • Photo: School's out for summer and the sustainable seafood report card is in

    School's out for summer and the sustainable seafood report card is in

    July 6, 2012

    Greenpeace Canada announced the 2012 grades for eight of Canada's largest supermarket chains. Seven of them received passing grades. More »

  • Photo: Forty per cent of Australian oceans protected -- What about Canada?

    Forty per cent of Australian oceans protected — What about Canada?

    June 14, 2012

    I almost forgot that it's even possible for governments to make bold moves to protect nature. That all changed yesterday, when Australia announced a comprehensive network of marine protected areas that covers 40 per cent of their oceans. More »

  • Photo: Happy Oceans Day, Canada!

    Happy Oceans Day, Canada!

    June 8, 2012

    The federal government needs to recommit to agreements to work cooperatively with the Province of B.C. and First Nations to more effectively manage our ocean activities. More »

  • Photo: Pacific Underwater: Seabirds in May

    Pacific Underwater: Seabirds in May

    May 22, 2012

    As you read this, a cool Pacific breeze is blowing through the tufted hair grass that covers tiny Triangle Island, Northwest of Vancouver Island. Just below the grasses and the wind, hundreds of thousands of birds have just laid hundreds of thousands of eggs in hundreds of thousands of burrows. More »