Fish

The defunct 100-year-old Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River in Washington blocks access by salmon and steelhead to over 500 kilometres of high-quality river habitat, much of it in British Columbia. Photo submitted by Alex Maier.

B.C. outdoor group calls for removal of U.S. dam

Defunct obstruction on Similkameen River cuts off 500 km of Canadian salmon habitat

 

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

 

Dama LeComte was out on a walk with her family at Sooke’s Whiffin Spit when her daughter Sadie spotted a fish in the distance. It was later identified as a King-of-the-salmon, a deep water fish. (Dama LeComte photo)

Rare fish washes onto Whiffin Spit in Sooke

Deep water fish identified as ‘King-of-the-salmon’

 

This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)

Rare green sturgeon sighted near Port Renfrew

‘It’s a pretty rare phenomenon,’ says Port Renfrew resident

This juvenile green sturgeon was captured, tagged and released back into the Sacramento River near Corning in California. (Steve Martarano - U.S. Fish and Wildlife)
A fish wheel is used to catch early run Chinook salmon in the Fraser River that are unable to make it past the Big Bar Slide for use in a conservation enhancement program this summer. (Gord Sterritt photo)
A fish wheel is used to catch early run Chinook salmon in the Fraser River that are unable to make it past the Big Bar Slide for use in a conservation enhancement program this summer. (Gord Sterritt photo)
A Salish Sea Industrial Services crew works in Victoria Harbour on a reef construction project Wednesday. (Ken Sakamoto photo)

Artificial reefs under construction in Victoria harbour

Shallow spot near Esquimalt’s West Bay said to be ideal for marine habitat project

A Salish Sea Industrial Services crew works in Victoria Harbour on a reef construction project Wednesday. (Ken Sakamoto photo)
A little perspective on the Atkins Road culvert where work will take place. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)

Millstream fish ladder gives salmon, trout a leg up

Peninsula Streams Society expects 3,000 more coho to return to spawn

A little perspective on the Atkins Road culvert where work will take place. (Courtesy Peninsula Streams Society)
The Port Renfrew salmon hatchery puts almost one million fish into the water annually. (Contributed photo)

Fund boosts salmon enhancement efforts in Port Renfrew

Pacific Salmon Foundation hands out $1.2 million in grants across B.C.

  • May 15, 2020
The Port Renfrew salmon hatchery puts almost one million fish into the water annually. (Contributed photo)
The East Toe is a outcropping of rock in the Fraser River at the Big Bar Landslide site, northwest of Kamloops that has to be removed to restore fish passage. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Long-awaited blasting advances efforts to clear Big Bar blockage

Pressure has been on senior governments working with First Nations to remove rock at slide site

The East Toe is a outcropping of rock in the Fraser River at the Big Bar Landslide site, northwest of Kamloops that has to be removed to restore fish passage. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
A seiner with herring in its net. Photo by Ian McAllister

DFO sets Salish Sea herring harvest rate at 20 per cent

Coastal communities and conservation groups say that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)…

A seiner with herring in its net. Photo by Ian McAllister
The final batch of the 70 salmon being released by Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea Aquarists. (Submission from Bob Orchard)

Shaw Centre releases 70 salmon and a giant octopus back into the sea

Salmon released in Sidney waters as centre takes possession of 160 new smolts

The final batch of the 70 salmon being released by Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea Aquarists. (Submission from Bob Orchard)
Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).

PHOTOS: Grey whale found stranded on Haida Gwaii beach

The dead grey whale on Haida Gwaii was reportedly in very bad shape and the stench was overpowering

  • Jun 3, 2019
Jaalen Edenshaw with his father Guujaaw and young companion inspecting the grey whale carcass found south of Jungle Beach (Archie Stocker Sr.).
Vancouver Island’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Renovates to add to Dining Experience

Vancouver Island’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Renovates to add to Dining Experience

Chef Eric Edwards uses new Wood Stone oven to enhance cooking and eating options

  • Aug 30, 2018
Vancouver Island’s Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Renovates to add to Dining Experience
Anglers are organizing a peaceful protest July 29 against the expansion of a fin-fish closure in Juan de Fuca Strait between Otter Point in Sooke to East Point, near Port Renfrew. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ ban had previously only stretched from East Point to Sheringham Point, seen here. But anglers say the seven-kilometre extension that came into effect June 1 happened without discussion. Photo contributed/Bruce Webber

Sport fishing ban protest organizers trolling for attention

Hook-less anglers hitting Sooke area waters July 29 to protest DFO’s summer fin-fish ban

Anglers are organizing a peaceful protest July 29 against the expansion of a fin-fish closure in Juan de Fuca Strait between Otter Point in Sooke to East Point, near Port Renfrew. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ ban had previously only stretched from East Point to Sheringham Point, seen here. But anglers say the seven-kilometre extension that came into effect June 1 happened without discussion. Photo contributed/Bruce Webber
A pod of orcas were photographed off the coast earlier this month. Research is showing southern resident killer whales may be causing the chinook salmon stocks to dwindle, one reader writes. Photo by Wayne Young

Orcas’ eating habits may lead to their own demise

Killer whales depending on dwindling chinook salmon stocks, reader writes

  • Mar 15, 2018
A pod of orcas were photographed off the coast earlier this month. Research is showing southern resident killer whales may be causing the chinook salmon stocks to dwindle, one reader writes. Photo by Wayne Young