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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Press release published by Coast Mountain News.   Following controversial federal management of herring stocks resulting in the peaceful occupation of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) offices by the Heiltsuk last March, DFO and Heiltsuk have jointly developed a management plan for the 2016 Central...
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Sunday, January 3, 2016
By Denise Titian for Ha-Shlilth-Sa Newspaper Port Alberni — Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced it will not open the West Coast of Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii to commercial herring fisheries. Both areas are “below commercial fishery cut-offs and are closed to commercial fisheries for...
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Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Caroline Fox on BMC Series blog Interactions between Pacific herring and marine predators at herring spawn events, although not well understood, are at least described in the literature. Far less is known about Pacific herring interactions with the terrestrial ecosystem. Research published in ...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015
By Mychaylo Prystupa for the Vancouver Observer “We’re really concerned this fish will be fished to extinction,” said Heiltsuk Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett.  "Our community just can’t bear that risk. The large commercial fishing boats came in and within 12 hours, had scooped up their quota, and...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Craig Welch for National Geographic Pacific herring stocks are shadows of their former abundance. But the Canadian government wants to reopen fishing off British Columbia.  The Pacific herring—an oily, silvery, schooling fish—is rarely high on the list of marine animals people fret about. But...
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
By Margaret Baumann for The Cordova Times More than 25 years after the Exxon Valdez disaster in Prince William Sound, once bountiful Pacific herring stocks still have not recovered from the toxic oil spill, the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council has concluded. Meeting in Anchorage on Nov. 19,...
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