Salmon

A new database from UBC researchers is offering a window into the diets and lives of North Pacific salmonas they travel thousands of kilometres through different ecosystems and conditions. (Photo courtesy Kenny Regan)

Research tool offers glimpse into the deep-sea lives of salmon

Scientific database fills knowledge gaps of fishes’ diet

 

Crews affix radio tags to salmon at the Big Bar landslide site 100km north of Lillooet this summer. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has approved the construction of a permanent fishway at the site. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)

Permanent fishway approved for Big Bar landslide site

$176-million project will be completed by spring of 2022

 

The Horsefly Salmon Festival takes place in Horsefly, B.C. this weekend Sept. 19 and 20. (Tribune file photo)

WEEKEND EVENT: Horsefly Salmon Festival takes place Sept. 19 and 20

An opportunity to celebrate and learn more about salmon

The Horsefly Salmon Festival takes place in Horsefly, B.C. this weekend Sept. 19 and 20. (Tribune file photo)
?Esdilagh Chief Roy Stump (left) with Tl’esqox Chief Francis Laceese take part in a salmon ceremony at traditional ?Esdilagh fishing grounds located at the Fraser River on Wednesday, Sept. 2. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Every day is a prayer: Tsilhqot’in community prays for return of salmon

Situated along both sides of the Fraser River, ?Esdilagh has been impacted by low salmon numbers

?Esdilagh Chief Roy Stump (left) with Tl’esqox Chief Francis Laceese take part in a salmon ceremony at traditional ?Esdilagh fishing grounds located at the Fraser River on Wednesday, Sept. 2. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Kukpi7 (Chief) Patrick Harry says Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation is calling for the complete closure of the Fraser River fishery due to record low returns. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

NStQ joins First Nations call for emergency order to close Fraser River fishery

NStQ leadership adds voice to calls for closure

  • Aug 29, 2020
Kukpi7 (Chief) Patrick Harry says Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation is calling for the complete closure of the Fraser River fishery due to record low returns. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Fishing for all species of salmon from the Fraser River is prohibited at this time until further notice reads a sign posted at the Sheep Creek Bridge July 2, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Feds committed to protecting, restoring declining Fraser River chinook stocks says Fisheries Minister

Populations have been declining for a number of years due to habitat loss and climate change

Fishing for all species of salmon from the Fraser River is prohibited at this time until further notice reads a sign posted at the Sheep Creek Bridge July 2, 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Workers are seen on the cliff at the site of a massive rock slide on the Fraser River near Big Bar, west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans say early arriving runs of Stuart and Chinook salmon were nearly wiped out after reaching the massive landslide along British Columbia’s Fraser River last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Almost complete loss’ of early salmon runs at Fraser River slide last year: DFO

Fisheries and Oceans is also exploring how hatcheries could be used to restore runs affected by the landslide

Workers are seen on the cliff at the site of a massive rock slide on the Fraser River near Big Bar, west of Clinton, B.C., on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans say early arriving runs of Stuart and Chinook salmon were nearly wiped out after reaching the massive landslide along British Columbia’s Fraser River last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)

High tech fish transport system set up to ‘whoosh’ salmon past Big Bar landslide

Fish will spend about 20 seconds inside the system, moving at roughly 20 metres per second

A top down view of the fish ladder constructed to help fish into the Whooshh Passage Portal. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)
Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

VIDEO: Last blast in battle to clear B.C.’s Big Bar landslide

Salmon ladder, pump system underway in Fraser Canyon

Fish ladder using nearly 500 concrete blocks under construction April 9, 2020, leading to pond and pumping station to lift salmon over the obstacle created by the June 2019 Big Bar landslide in the Fraser Canyon. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink

Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink

Savoury flavours grilled to perfection

  • Sep 11, 2018
Recipes from the Grill with Chef Heidi Fink
Salmon closures announced for the Skeena and Nass Rivers, as well as rivers on Haida Gwaii. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada map)

Salmon closures a devastating blow to North Coast business

DFO director says an announcement on restrictions for salmon in marine areas expected early June

Salmon closures announced for the Skeena and Nass Rivers, as well as rivers on Haida Gwaii. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada map)
Fisheries and Oceans are currently considering on a fishing ban for chinook and sockeye salmon on the North Coast of B.C. (Fisheries and Oceans map)

DFO contemplating sweeping North Coast salmon fishery closure

Low abundance of salmon stocks on B.C. coast has DFO considering outright fishing ban for anglers

Fisheries and Oceans are currently considering on a fishing ban for chinook and sockeye salmon on the North Coast of B.C. (Fisheries and Oceans map)
An open-net salmon farm off the B.C. coast at Venture Point (Black Press files)

John Horgan wades back into salmon farms

Premier, ministers visit protest site off Vancouver Island

An open-net salmon farm off the B.C. coast at Venture Point (Black Press files)