WWSS Media Tracking 2022


Logging in watersheds among stressors for declining Pacific salmon, experts say
Canadian Press, Jan. 3, 2022

Alaskan fishers intercepting B.C. salmon at ‘jarring’ rate, Steffan Labbe, Delta Optimist, Jan 11, 2022

Alaskan fishing fleet catching huge proportion of B.C. salmon, Fishery Nation, Jan 11, 2022(links to newswire story

New Study Finds Alaska Responsible for Intercepting Countless Canadian-bound Salmon,
Jeff Blagden, CFNR, Jan.11, 2022

Alaskans intercepting a lot of BC salmon: study
Nelson Bennett, Business Intelligence for B.C., Jan 11, 2022

6:00 News
Vancouver Island, CTV News, Jan 11, 2022 (at 15:30)

Alaskan commercial fishery ‘plundering’ threatened B.C. salmon
Rochelle Baker, Canada’s National Observer, Jan 12, 2022

Alaska Plunders BC Bound Salmon While Our Fleet Sits Idle.
Van Isle News, Jan 13, 2022

B.C. First Nation ‘outraged’ over Alaskan salmon interceptions
Stefan Labbe, Pique Magazine, Jan 14, 2022

Vancouver is Awesome

North Shore News

Tsilhqot’in Nation Calls For Immediate Review Of The Pacific Salmon Treaty
Pat Matthews, My Cariboo Now Jan 14, 2022

Alaskan fisheries intercepting large numbers of North Coast salmon, says report
Joshua Azizi, CFTKTV, Jan 14, 2022

Tŝilhqot’in government ‘outraged’ by Alaskan commercial harvest of salmon bound for B.C.
Elizabeth McSheffrey, Global News, Jan 14, 2022

Rock 101

Report on Alaskan fisheries’ impacts on B.C. salmon alarms First Nation, conservation groups
Liam Britten, CBC, Jan 15, 2022

Report on impacts of Alaskan fisheries on British Columbia salmon alarms First Nation, conservation groups
Naomi Parham, Breaking Updates, Jan 16, 2022

Treaty failing to protect North Coast, B.C. salmon from Alaskan commercial fisheries: report
Norman Galimski, CTV News, Jan 17, 2022

Iheart Radio/ CFAX1070

Alaska harvests millions of salmon bound for B.C. and North Coast
K-J Millar/ Norman Galimski, Terrace Standard, Jan 17, 2022

Tŝilhqot’in Nation Calls for Review of Pacific Salmon Treaty Following Alaskan Interception Report
Jeff Blagden, CFNR Network, Jan 17, 2022

New report suggests Alaskan fisheries are overharvesting plummeting B.C. salmon stocks
Melissa Renwick, Toronto Star, Jan 20, 2022

New salmon farm proposals for B.C. coast raise questions about Ottawa’s promised 2025 phase-out
Judith Lavoie, The Narwhal, Jan 25, 2022

Wanted: federal fish fight help for BC
Commentary, BIV, Jan 25, 2022

Interior Fraser steelhead face extinction, warn B.C. fishing, conservation groups Infotel, Jan 26. 2022

Citing record low return estimates, conservation groups lobby government for steelhead protection
James Peters, CFJC Today, Jan 25, 2022

Skeena River First Nations outraged by Alaskan fisheries interception of salmon
Binny Paul, The Northern View, Jan 26, 2022

Fishery and Conservation Groups call for Listing of Endangered Interior Fraser River Steelhead under Canada’s Species at Risk Act Fraser Valley News, Jan 27, 2022

‘It’s pretty desperate’: Coalition calls for Fraser steelhead to be listed as endangered
Stephan Labbe, Powell River Peak, Jan 27, 2022


Interior News, Feb 3, 2022

Really, Parasites Are Allowed on Fish We Eat?
VanIsle News, Feb 8, 2022.

Scientists make final bid to stop Port of Vancouver’s terminal expansion: ‘they can’t mitigate the consequences’
Stephanie Wood, The Narwhal, Feb 10, 2022

Scientists Call on Canada to Reject Vancouver’s Box Terminal Expansion The Maritime Executive Feb 14, 2022

Scientists urge government to reject proposed terminal expansion at Port of Vancouver
Kim Biggar, Splash 247, Feb 15, 2022

U.S. fisheries hindering B.C.’s ability to rebuild struggling salmon stocks: advocates
Brenna Owen, CTV News, Feb 16, 2022,

Pacific Salmon Treaty failing to address harvest of struggling B.C. stocks: advocates
The Canadian Press. APTN, Feb 19, 2022

U.S. fisheries hindering B.C.’s ability to rebuild struggling salmon stocks: advocates
The Canadian Press, Feb 16, 2022

NDP MPs Call for Liberals to Restructure Pacific Salmon Treaty During Commission Meetings This Week
Jeff Blagden, CFNRFM, Feb 17, 2022

Salmon & BC floods – how to use those recovery dollars
Lina Azeez, Watershed Sentinel, Feb 24, 2022

2022 could be the beginning of the end for open-net fish farms in Canada
Tatum McConnell, Science Line, Feb 25, 2022


Tanis Gower: Flood control that works: Lessons from the land of windmills
Tanis Gower, The Province, March 2, 2022

Pacific Salmon Treaty fails to conserve B.C. fish, say advocates
Melissa Renwick, The Toronto Star, March 8, 2022

Pacific Salmon Treaty fails to conserve B.C. fish, say advocates
Melissa Renwick, Ha-Shilth-Sa, March 8, 2022

Groups urge Alaska to protect B.C.-bound salmon, criticize treaty
Canadian Press, CBC News, March 22, 2022 

‘Stop the bleeding’: B.C. groups call on Alaska to halt interception of Canadian salmon
Stefan Labbé, Times Colonist, March 22, 2022

Canadian Conservation Groups Pen Letter to Alaskan Governor Asking to Cease Harvesting of BC Salmon
Jeff Blagden, March 22, 2022, CNFRFM

Stop The Plunder
Van Isle Staff, March 23, 2022, VanIsle News

What do we do about river floods? Uytae Lee, CBC

B.C. salmon stocks hit record lows – and some are blaming Alaskan fisheries
Greg Taylor, Gloria Macarenko, March 28, 2022, On the Coast, CBC Listen

Craig Orr: Salmon lice resistance heightens urgency of transitioning salmon farms to land
Craig Orr, The Vancouver Sun, March 31, 2022

The Province


More evidence salmon farms need to be land-based
Stirling Faux, April 2, 2022, CKNW

Judge quashes Fisheries Minister’s decision to phase out Discovery Islands fish farms
Alistair Taylor, April 26, 2022, Castlegar News

Jill Bennett Show – Fish-Farms
April 26, 2022

Is This What Wild Salmon Feel Like?
Van Isle News Staff, April 27, 2022, Van Isle News

Court ruling doesn’t sink Ottawa’s decision to close Discovery Islands salmon farms, critics say
Rochelle Baker, April 29, 2022, National Observer

Salmon habitat project awarded funding
Staff Writer, April 20, 2022, Delta Optimist


Chilliwack Blueways: Hope Slough in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley
Kimberley Walker, May 2, 2022, Travel British Columbia

David Suzuki: Suppressed science shows fish farms endanger wild salmon
David Suzuki, May 5, 2022, The Georgia Straight
*NB The article does not mention us directly but features a photo of our salmon lice action.

Water advocacy group launches campaign to protect Coquitlam-Burnaby creek
Diane Strandberg, May 10, 2022, Tricity News

DFO Suppresses Science and Pushes Salmon Farms, Critics Tell MPs
Judith Lavoie, May 13, 2022, The Tyee

VIDEO: Agassiz welcomes new floodgate
Adam Louis, May 16, 2022, Agassiz-Harrison Obsever

Decision on future of B.C. salmon farms to come within ‘weeks,’ says DFO
Stefan Labbé, May 17, 2022, The Squamish Chief

Time for a leisurely paddle down the Hope-Camp slough system in Chilliwack
Jennifer Feinberg, May 20, 2022, The Chilliwack Progress

Our cities will keep flooding. What if we stopped fighting it and worked with nature instead?
Uytae Lee, May 21, 2022 CBC

Stoney Creek contaminations get provincial scrutiny
Dustin Godfrey, May 25, 2022, Burnaby Beacon


Skeena Fishers Told To Stand Down By DFO While Alaska Increases Its Chinook Catch
Skeena Staff, June 2, 2022, Skeena Strong

Decision on future of B.C. salmon farms to come within ‘weeks,’ says DFO
Stefan Labbé, June 5, 2022, Pique Newsmagazine

Something’s Fishy About Fish Farm Fans
VanIsle Staff, VanIsle News, June 11, 2022

Canada’s anger
Craig Medred, CraigMedredNews.com, June 15, 2022

Terry Glavin: Alaska’s salmon bounty coming at B.C.’s expense Terry Glavin, National Post, June 15, 2022,

What will the federal fisheries minister decide about BC salmon farms on June 30?
Judith Lavoie, Focus on Victoria, June 22, 2022

Feds move to phase out open net salmon farms in B.C. Stefan Labbé, Times Colonist, June 22, 2022

B.C. fish farm licences renewed outside Discovery Islands until at least spring 2023,
Brenna Owen, CTV News, June 22, 2022

The federal government just extended B.C. salmon farm licences. Here’s what you need to know
Ainslie Cruickshank, The Narwhal, June 22, 2022

Two year renewal of fish farm licenses
Roy Hales, Cortes Current, June 22, 2022

Factory Fish Farms One Step Closer to Gone
VanIsle News Staff, VanIsle News, June 23, 2022

Wild Salmon Flotilla
Dan Lewis, Watershed Sentinel, June 24, 2022

Fisheries minister doesn’t rule out possibility of culling farmed salmon if sea-lice management targets are exceeded
Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight, June 27, 2022


DFO’s pathogen containment measures ‘a joke,’ say salmon scientists
Stefan Labbé, Times Colonist, July 4, 2022

Way Up North
Watershed Sentinel Staff, Watershed Sentinel, July 5, 2022

Alaska intercepts ever more BC salmon
Lawrence Gunther, Blue Fish Radio, July 11, 2022

Bell Slough residents remove invasive irises to protect waterway in Chilliwack, study to begin
Jenna Hauck, Chilliwack Progress, July 15, 2022

Flood recovery forum in Abbotsford focused on ‘breaking down silos’
Jessica Peters, The Abbotsford News, July 15, 2022

Federal government plans to move away from open-net pen salmon farming
Chloe Arneson, The Peak, Jul 19, 2022

StrongerBC Action Teams Help Tackle an Iris Invasion in Chilliwack
Fiona McDonald, BC Invasives, July 21, 2022

‘Needs more work’: Feds release new framework to phase out B.C.’s open-net fish farms
Pippa Norman, Richmond News, July 29, 2022


Bike the Dike is on now in Pitt Meadows
Maple Ridge Staff, Maple-Ridge Pitt Meadows News, August 2, 2022

Strong sockeye salmon runs bode well for famed Fraser fishery
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, August 2, 2022 MSN The Province

Sockeye salmon returns look promising
Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver, August 2, 2022

Fisheries minister tight-lipped on timeline for B.C. salmon farm transition
Ainslie Cruickshank, The Narwhal, August 5, 2022 

Skeena Sockeye Returns Are Surging — But Big Concerns Remain
Amanda Follett Hosgood, The Tyee, August 8, 2022

Residents, RDNO oppose planned logging in watershed that supplies 60% of Vernon’s drinking water
Jon Manchester, Castanet, August 8, 2022

Appearance of pink salmon on Central Coast cheers First Nations
Derrick Penner, The Vancouver Sun, August 8, 2022 The Province

Fraser River sockeye closed to Island fishers, as U.S. fleet nets B.C. bound fish
Skye Ryan, CHEK News, August 23, 2022

High hopes for Fraser River sockeye dashed by precipitous returns
Derrick Penner, Times Colonist, August 23, 2022

Concern for B.C. sockeye salmon as Fraser River return estimates drop by millions
Amy Smart, Global News, August 24, 2022

Head of Watershed Watch Salmon Society on state of salmon in B.C.
CBC, On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko, August 25, 2022

Late summer sockeye salmon returns weaker than projected in Fraser
Greg Taylor, Global News Video, August 26, 2022

Greg Taylor Interview
Phil Johnson, The Early Edition, AM 1150, August 29, 2022

Fish Farms Out By 2025? Not Likely
Van Isle Staff, Van Isle News, August 31, 2022


Fish Hatcheries—What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
VanIsle News Staff, VanIsle News, October 3, 2022

‘Unheard of’: Tens of thousands of salmon found dead in B.C. creek as drought conditions persist
Tahmina Aziz/ Alyse Kotyk, CTV, October 5, 2022

Dangers to wild salmon caused by hot and dry weather,
Stephen Quinn, The Early Edition, CBC, Oct 5, 2022

Low water levels caused by drought preventing salmon from spawning
Carla Wilson, Times Colonist, October 5, 2022

Conservationists fear for Vancouver Island salmon amid drought-like conditions
Brendan Strain, CTV News Vancouver Island, Oct 5, 2022

Sea Lice on Farmed Salmon: Eco-Label Now Allows Far More
Michelle Gamage, The Tyee, Oct 14, 2022

Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis
David Mills, Chilliwack Progress, Oct 20, 2022

9 things that could have been done to prevent the Sunshine Coast’s state of emergency
Stephanie Wood, The Narwhal, Oct 21, 2022

Salmon returning to Vancouver Island streams with rain
Todd Harmer, CTV News, Oct 30, 2022

Some rivers still dry, more rain needed for salmon to begin spawning
Justin Waddell, My Powell River Now, Oct 31, 2022