Content tagged “oceans”

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  • Deep sea vents: corridors from Earth's core

    The B.C. seafloor — such as the glass sponge reefs in Hecate Strait and the Southern Strait of Georgia, and other important cold-water coral communities supporting deep-dwelling groundfish such as halibut and many species of rockfish — need safeguarding More »

    Healthy Oceans

  • It's time to end the sewage treatment war in Victoria

    The Victoria sewage debate has been swirling for decades, but it's the same anti-treatment advocates sowing seeds of discontent. More than 80 per cent of citizens in the CRD support sewage treatment. The current proposal may not be a perfect plan, but it is a long overdue one. Continuing to delay action can only put our health and our ecosystem's health in further peril. More »

    Healthy Oceans

  • One man. One fish. One arrow.

    The story of Canadian swordfishing in the North Atlantic, and especially of the remaining harpooners who practice a method of harvest that dates back more than three thousand years, provides a drama in microcosm of the problems and challenges of every modern fishery I can think of. The dynamics are the same whether one looks at the bluefin tuna fisheries in Japan, South Australia, and the Mediterranean, or at the struggle for access to resources in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. More »

    Healthy Oceans

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

    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 »

    Healthy Oceans

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