Latest Oceans reports
Cleaning Up Our Ocean: A report on ocean pollution from shipping-related sources in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (Pncima) on the British Columbia coast
This report aims to assist conservation efforts in the Pacific Northwest by assessing the pollution impacts of the shipping sector, as well as offering area-based recommendations for the integrated management of the region.
Knowledge Integration in Salmon Conservation and Sustainability Planning: Towards Effective Implementation of Wild Salmon Policy Strategy Four
This report builds on the efforts of the David Suzuki Foundation report, Returning Salmon, and focuses on the integration of knowledge and people in salmon management.
B.C.'s Bountiful Sea: Heritage Worth Preserving explores the natural wonders of the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA).
The declines of salmon profiled in An Upstream Battle: Declines in 10 Pacific salmon stocks and solutions for their survival are symptomatic of the challenges facing Pacific salmon in Canada. By focusing on specific examples of salmon stocks in decline, this report analyzes these challenges in greater detail and provides guidance on their recovery.
Closed system aquaculture (CSA) is already providing better ways to farm fish. This involves barrier technologies that ensure no contact between wild and farmed fish, thus eliminating the most negative impacts of fish farming and significantly reducing others. Around the world, CSA is producing fish and profits without degrading the rich abundance of oceans, lakes, and streams.
Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference, issued by the country's 11 largest environmental and conservation organizations offers practical directions for addressing the number one concern for Canadians - the state of the environment. The groups' recommendations centre on climate change, energy use, food production, toxic substances, water, forests and oceans.
The Living Oceans Society, David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Club British Columbia have produced this progress report card to assess Canada's performance in meeting its national and international commitments to establish a global network of Marine Protected Areas by 2012. The performances of classmates Australia and the United States were assessed to provide a comparison. In light of the poor grades Canada received, specific steps have been recommended outlining how and where Canada needs improvement in order to get a passing grade by 2012.
This is a summary of Declining wild salmon populations in relation to parasites from farm salmon, a study conducted by a team of biologists, fisheries scientists, and mathematicians from Dalhousie University and the University of Alberta and published in the peer-reviewed journal Science in December 2007. It investigates the impacts of sea lice from fish farms on wild salmon abundance.
Dragging Our Assets: Toward an Ecosystem Approach to Bottom Trawling in Canada, by David Suzuki Foundation sustainable fisheries analyst Scott Wallace, offers recommendations to reduce the ecological impact of bottom trawling while still maintaining access to fisheries resources.
This publication describes what municipalities can do to protect salmon habitats. Trying to protect wild salmon stocks without protecting where they spawn and grow is like trying to raise a family without a safe place to live. Many of our salmon neighbourhoods are in decay and in need of protection.
This report details the consequences of recent changes to the way government provides oversight with regard to fish-habitat protection. Essentially, the federal and provincial governments are withdrawing from their historical role of being the arbiter of traditional methods of fish-habitat protection, like fish-habitat impact assessment, monitoring and enforcement. The results are troubling.
This report documents the failure of past and current government policy to protect salmon habitat and offers a suite of creative solutions that will maintain and rebuild Pacific salmon populations. The David Suzuki Foundation is committed to achieving sustainability within a generation in Canada. Abundant stocks of Pacific wild salmon - a keystone species crucial to British Columbia's ecosystems, economy and culture - are a vital part of a sustainable, prosperous future.