Fisheries Advocacy

The healing of the “donut hole” in the Skagit Valley Provincial Park

I started fishing the Skagit River in 1981. The river access was rough in those days and I would often go entire days without spotting another person. Things have changed now but the closing of the “donut hole” is a change for the better. Most people fishing the Skagit today did not know of the … Read more

March for Wild Salmon

RAISING OUR COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS will make a difference. To quote one of many involved… “The people are rekindling the bright fire of our ancestors and we are carrying it through the darkness of these times when people in power follow the lure of greed, materialism and ambitions to ever-expand businesses like big oil and open … Read more

If You Want WILD Salmon

May 23rd 2012 IN TWO WEEKS THE PROVINCE OF BC wants to make it illegal to talk about reportable diseases in animals destined for human consumption. They also seek to amend the Offence Act so that the punishment can be maximum for talking about reportable diseases in animals/fish people are going to eat. I am … Read more

Gutting the Fisheries Act

by: Gus Van Harten Among the Harper government’s latest environmental reforms – packed like sardines into the budget – Canada’s Fisheries Act will soon protect fish habitat only in designated waterways. So long minister, and thanks for all the dead fish. How did the federal budget come to this? It used to be that fish … Read more

Harper Government & Canada’s Fisheries

Minister of Fisheries Canada

Harper Government Commits to Responsible Protection and Conservation of Canada’s Fisheries OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Apr 24, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, announced that the Harper government will introduce changes to protect the productivity of recreational, commercial and Aboriginal fisheries. This means focusing protection rules on real … Read more