WWSS Media Tracking 2023


‘Serious scientific failings’: experts slam DFO report downplaying threat of salmon farms
Ainslie Cruickshank, The Narwhal, Feb 2, 2023

Discovery Islands fish farming future uncertain
Tanya Hill, Powell River Peak, Feb 2, 2023

Feds quietly backed off while Coastal GasLink pipeline work killed fish in B.C.
Matt Simmons, February 8, 2023, Salmon Arm Observer

‘We should avoid monitoring’: feds quietly backed off while Coastal GasLink pipeline work killed fish
Matt Simmons, The Narwhal, Feb 8, 2023

B.C. salmon returns 2022 
Greg Taylor, Watershed Sentinel, Feb 14, 2023


‘We think it can be done’ Despite setbacks, stewards work to bring salmon back to Coquitlam River
Marissa Tiel, Tri-cities Dispatch, April 4, 2023

Comment: B.C.-born salmon from dwindling runs increasingly caught by Alaskan fleet
Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, April 5, 2023

‘Shockingly huge’ steelhead salmon escape fish farm, threatening B.C.’s Lois Lake ecosystem
Rochelle Baker, National Observer, April 15, 2023

Under investigation: Lois Lake Fish Farm
Roy Hales, Cortes Current, April 18, 2023

The little Coho that could: captured salmon fosters positive implications for fish in Agassiz Slough
Adam Louis, Hope Standard, April 19, 2023

Company that set up illegal fish farm to get second chance, says B.C. government
Stefan Labbe, Times Colonist, April 19, 2023


B.C.’s fish farming industry is in murky waters thanks to government regulations
Andrew Findlay, BC Business, July 6, 2023

How will worsening drought conditions affect the survival of B.C. salmon stocks?
All Points West with Jason D’Souza, CBC Listen, July 14, 2023

Groups worldwide demand action on Maugean skate end to sustainable certification
Tasmanian Times, July 25, 2023

Taking shorter showers will not bring back dead fish
Aaron Hill and Lina Azeez, Chilliwack Progress (print only), July 28, 2023

Vital fish habitat destroyed in Chilliwack
West Coast Now, July 27, 2023


Clear-cut logging caused 84% flood size increase in B.C. creek
Elizabeth Mcsheffrey, Global News, August 2, 2023†

Study finds B.C. clear-cut logging makes 100 year flood 10 times more likely
Stefan Labbe, Vancouver is Awesome, August 2, 2023†


B.C. can limit flooding by reducing clear-cutting, UBC scientist says
Wolf Depner, Maple Ridge News, August 2, 2023†


UBC research blames bigger floods on clear-cutting, calls for more selective logging
The Canadian Press staff, CTV News, August 3, 2023†


The effects of drought and climate change in B.C.
The Mike Smythe Show, CKNW, August 7, 2023†

From grasshopper infestations to water restrictions, B.C.’s drought is affecting all corners of the province in ways surprising and predictable. Is the government doing enough to lead?
Arno Kopecky, The Narwhal, August 10, 2023

Amid the worst drought in provincial history, many experts are urging reforms to conserve fresh water on Canada’s West Coast
Mike Hager, The Globe and Mail, August 14, 2023†

An abysmal year for Fraser River sockeye salmon
Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver, August 18, 2023

After fires, B.C. communities at higher risk of floods and landslides
Glenda Luymes, Vancouver Sun, August 29, 2023


Rivers running pink with near-record salmon returns
Nelson Bennett, Business in Vancouver, September 5, 2023

Water wise: Mismanagement has created a water emergency
Tanis Gower, Comox Valley Record, September 6, 2023

VIDEO: Groundwater use causing tensions in Cowichan Valley
Camille Vernet, CBC Vancouver, September 6, 2023

B.C. groundwater licensing delays abound, 7 years after requirement was introduced
Camille Vernet, CBC News, September 7, 2023

Study finds clear-cut logging connected to extreme flooding 
Laísa Condé, Merritt Herald, September 18, 2023†

Meet the Creekwalker of the Skeena, One of the Last Remaining of His Kind in BC
West Coast Now, September 18, 2023 

Craig Medred, Craig Medred News, September 19, 2023

VIDEO: How an El Niño year in B.C. is going to affect Pacific salmon
Isaac Newson, BCIT News, Sept 21, 2023


B.C. salmon farms linked to explosive spike in wild fish deaths, Stefan Labbé, Richmond News,  Dec 4, 2023


Wild salmon conservation group raises concerns about herring kills at B.C. fish farms, Dirk Meissner, Globe and Mail, Dec 5, 2023


Watchdog raises alarm over wild fish death spike near B.C. fish farms Nelson Star, Dec 5, 2023


Advocates, salmon farm industry at odds over B.C. herring deaths Elizabeth McSheffrey, Global News, Dec 5, 2023

Machines meant to remove sea lice killing thousands of herring, On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko, CBC Listen, Dec 5, 2023

Huge spike in herring killed in B.C. salmon farm operations: DFO data Karin Larsen, CBC, Dec 5, 2023


Concerns over deaths of wild fish near salmon farms Global News, Dec 5, 2023

Off-road groups call for Gill Bar to be re-opened in Chilliwack Jennifer Feinberg, Mission City Record, Dec 6, 2023


Wild salmon conservation group raises concerns about herring kills at B.C. fish farms, Dirk Meissner, Globe and Mail, Dec 5, 2023


‘Herring are in trouble:’ conservation group worried about wild fish dying at B.C. fish farms  Nanaimo News Now Staff, Dec 6, 2023


BC Salmon Farmers Association responds to herring death concerns Global News, December 6, 2023

800,000 wild fish killed by salmon delousing – claim Vince McDonagh, Fish Farmer Magazine, Dec 7, 2023

Resilient Waters helps more lower Fraser River salmon get home Janis Cleugh, Tricity News, Dec 20, 2023

Chilliwack First Nations hope to see popular Fraser River off-road area become protected zone Glenda Luymes, Vancouver Sun, Dec 27, 2023

Poor planning and management is putting B.C.’s watersheds and wild salmon at risk Watershed Watch Staff, Watershed Sentinel, Dec 2023 / Jan 2024 Issue [Paywalled]

† Indicates stories on studies by researchers whose work is co-sponsored by Watershed Watch.