Latest Freshwater reports
Watersheds of the Ontario Greenbelt: Policy options to preserve, protect, and restore the watersheds of the Greenbelt
As part of the Healthy Environment, Healthy Canadians series, this 34-page report compares Canada's water quality guidelines with corresponding frameworks in the U.S., the European Union, and Australia, as well as guidelines recommended by the World Health Organization.
This 44-page report, published in 2005, finds that Canada is among the weakest environmental performers (28th out of 30) in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
This peer-reviewed report looks at lice infestations on wild juvenile pink and chum salmon as they migrated past an isolated salmon farm down a long and narrow migration corridor in the Broughton Archipelago, BC.
Possible Factors Contributing to the Low Productivity of the 2000 Brood Year Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in the Broughton Archipelago, B.C. Canada
Pink salmon that migrate through the Broughton Archipelago of British Columbia, both as adults and juveniles, had a very poor return in 2002. The objective of this report is to review the possible factors contributing to the low productivity of the 2000 brood year pink salmon.
This paper reviews the history of salmon farming in British Columbia and examines the major concerns that have led scientists and conservationists to question how the industry is regulated on Canada's West Coast.
Salmon Farms and Sea Lice: A Baseline Report of the Incidence of Sea Lice on Juvenile Salmonids on British Columbia's North Coast
This is the first report in British Columbia to collect information on sea lice conditions in pristine or near-pristine habitat before the establishment of net-cage salmon farms. One of the report's greatest values will be the potential ability to compare the results with those found in areas where the salmon farming industry is already active.