Salmon

A sneaky otter made its way into the salmon containment area in the Saanich fish fence during the fall salmon count. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

Otters foil annual salmon count at Saanich fish fence

Seasonal tally ends early with 176 coho passing up Colquitz River to spawn

 

The salmon run has also begun at Goldstream Provincial Park for the 2020 season. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Salmon returning to Sooke River

Charters Salmon Interpretive Centre closed but trails remain open

 

People will soon be able to vote on the “human” names of the two newly born calves of the Southern Resident killer whale population, J57 and J58. (The Canadian Press/ The Center for Whale Research)

Vancouver Islanders can help choose names for two new baby orcas

Southern Resident killer whales J57, J58 born Sept. 4 and 24

 

A man fishing on the Puntledge River in Courtenay recently came across a number of dead salmon smolt and also noted a strange odour coming from the water. In this picture, a few can be seen lying under the water. Photo supplied

Dead salmon smolt at Island river remain a mystery

Environment officials test Courtenay river after discovery of fish, noxious odour

A man fishing on the Puntledge River in Courtenay recently came across a number of dead salmon smolt and also noted a strange odour coming from the water. In this picture, a few can be seen lying under the water. Photo supplied
A man fishing on the Puntledge recently came across a number of dead salmon smolt and also noted a strange odour coming from the water. In this picture, a few can be seen lying under the water. Photo supplied

Dead salmon smolt at Courtenay river remain a mystery

Environment officials test water after discovery of fish, report of noxious odour

A man fishing on the Puntledge recently came across a number of dead salmon smolt and also noted a strange odour coming from the water. In this picture, a few can be seen lying under the water. Photo supplied
From the bow of a traditional dugout canoe, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Tsimka Martin greets over 30 vessels floating for the protection of wild salmon. “The coho are starting to head up for their migration up the rivers now so send them some good energy,” Martin calls out over the megaphone. Martin says DFO is not doing what is right for wild salmon. She wants the organization to recognize that sea lice and diseases are deadly, and to remove salmon farms. (Nora O’Malley photo)

PHOTOS: Tofino flotilla for salmon

Water demonstration sheds light on controversial fish farming in B.C.

From the bow of a traditional dugout canoe, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation Tsimka Martin greets over 30 vessels floating for the protection of wild salmon. “The coho are starting to head up for their migration up the rivers now so send them some good energy,” Martin calls out over the megaphone. Martin says DFO is not doing what is right for wild salmon. She wants the organization to recognize that sea lice and diseases are deadly, and to remove salmon farms. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Take a photographic journey into our local watershed with the Discovery Passage Aquarium’s next speaker Eiko Jones. Photo by Eiko Jones
Take a photographic journey into our local watershed with the Discovery Passage Aquarium’s next speaker Eiko Jones. Photo by Eiko Jones
Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms, citing wild salmon extinction risk

Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms, citing wild salmon extinction risk

Wild salmon returns have broken low records, have many concerned about future of wild fish

Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms, citing wild salmon extinction risk
Tanner Provencal was in first place on the juniors’ side of the Alberni Valley Tyee Club ladder with this 24.8-pounder, but Kayden Jasken unseated Tanner with a 25.9 whopper. The juniors are giving the adults a run for their money this year. ((PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN JASKEN, AV TYEE CLUB)

Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s ladders see late-season action

Biggest fish so far weighs in at 28 pounds in Alberni Inlet

  • Sep 2, 2020
Tanner Provencal was in first place on the juniors’ side of the Alberni Valley Tyee Club ladder with this 24.8-pounder, but Kayden Jasken unseated Tanner with a 25.9 whopper. The juniors are giving the adults a run for their money this year. ((PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN JASKEN, AV TYEE CLUB)
Andrew McNaughton and others work on restoration of Departure Creek on Tuesday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo creek restoration meant to make habitat more fish-friendly

Streamkeepers, Departure Bay neighbours, City of Nanaimo, NALT and others partner on project

Andrew McNaughton and others work on restoration of Departure Creek on Tuesday. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. production site to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. production site to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada

Seals and sea lions: scourge of the Salish sea?

Biologists divided on the cause of salmon decline as feds consider commercial seal hunt

A decapitated sea lion washed up on the beach near Lantzville, found on April 28, 2020. PBMM discourages the practice, and advocates for humane and non-wasteful harvesting. Photo supplied by Animal Alliance of Canada
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 roughly 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)
Joshua Hansen with some of his paintings in his Oyster River home. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror

Vancouver Island painter wins salmon stamp contest

Funds raised from Joshua Hansen’s ‘Untouchable’ go towards salmon conservation

Joshua Hansen with some of his paintings in his Oyster River home. Photo by Marc Kitteringham - Campbell River Mirror
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)