Salmon

Executive director Greta Borick-Cunningham and the rest of ARMS are celebrating their 30th year in 2023. (ARMS/Special to The News)

ARMS celebrating 30th anniversary year in 2023

Group formed to project the Alouette River watershed

 

Chinook painting, Valerie Rogers.

It’s official: Created in Salmon Arm painting to adorn salmon conservation stamp

Pacific Salmon Foundation expresses accolades for local artist’s winning painting

 

A new conservation area is being formed in the Pitt River Watershed. (Age of Union/Special to The News)

New conservation area being created in Pitt River Valley

Age of Union gives $6 million to acquire 733 acres in Katzie territory

 

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Fishing for answers: who gets to fish for B.C. salmon in the future?

Canadian government has shut down about 60 per cent of B.C.’s commercial fisheries since 2021

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
Ken Stewart, president of the Alouette River Management Society. (The News files)

Maple Ridge conservation group supports Katzie in case against Hydro

ARMS said province should build fish ladder to ‘right this historic wrong’

Ken Stewart, president of the Alouette River Management Society. (The News files)
Coho salmon swim at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Capilano River Hatchery, in North Vancouver, on Friday July 5, 2019. The federal government is offering to buy Pacific salmon commercial fishing licences off anyone looking to get out of the industry as it tries to protect dwindling salmon stocks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa aims to reduce size of salmon fishing industry by buying licences

$123 million earmarked for voluntary retirement program

Coho salmon swim at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Capilano River Hatchery, in North Vancouver, on Friday July 5, 2019. The federal government is offering to buy Pacific salmon commercial fishing licences off anyone looking to get out of the industry as it tries to protect dwindling salmon stocks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Staff from Fraser Regional Correctional Centre distribute the nutrients into Alouette Lake. (BC Public Service YouTube/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge agencies celebrating nomination for Premier’s Excellence award

ARMS and other groups involved in program providing nutrition to Alouette Lake fish

Staff from Fraser Regional Correctional Centre distribute the nutrients into Alouette Lake. (BC Public Service YouTube/Special to The News)
Since the fall rains started, local environmentalist groups have reporting some strong local salmon returns. Maple Ridge’s Colin Pearson recently captured the run near the fish hatchery in Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Salmon return in positive numbers

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  • Nov 29, 2022
Since the fall rains started, local environmentalist groups have reporting some strong local salmon returns. Maple Ridge’s Colin Pearson recently captured the run near the fish hatchery in Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Special to The News)
Renowned nature and wildlife artist Valerie Rogers works on a painting of a wolf in her Salmon Arm studio. (Photo contributed)

Renowned Salmon Arm wildlife artist puts her stamp on prestigious contest

Painting of spawning chinook wins Pacific Salmon Foundation competition

Renowned nature and wildlife artist Valerie Rogers works on a painting of a wolf in her Salmon Arm studio. (Photo contributed)
With its GivingTuesday campaign, ARMS is asking for financial support of its conservation efforts. (ARMS Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge salmon group joins in global campaign

Alouette River Management Society taking part in GivingTuesday fundraiser

With its GivingTuesday campaign, ARMS is asking for financial support of its conservation efforts. (ARMS Facebook/Special to The News)
Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)

Union of BC Indian Chiefs want more federal action on fish farm closure

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP criticize federal plan UBCIC calls nothing but ‘another bait and switch’

  • Nov 24, 2022
Mowi Canada West salmon farm. (Mowi photo)
Visitors take photos of a salmon at the Kanaka Creek fish fence. (KEEPS/Special to The News)

Spawning salmon returns continue strong in Maple Ridge rivers

Alouette River and Kanaka Creek river groups report good numbers

Visitors take photos of a salmon at the Kanaka Creek fish fence. (KEEPS/Special to The News)
A team led by University of British Columbia researchers is hoping to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. (Courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation)

Is road salt killing salmon in B.C.? Researchers look to study impacts

A group of researchers and community volunteers are teaming up

A team led by University of British Columbia researchers is hoping to find out if road salt in streams could be harming Pacific salmon. (Courtesy Pacific Salmon Foundation)
The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge environmental group releases tips for salmon viewing

6.8 million sockeye salmon have returned on the Fraser River this year

The Alouette River Management Society encourages spectators to be respectful of salmon when viewing them. (ARMS/Special to The News)
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver Island First Nations worry feds flip-flopping on B.C. fish farms transition

BC Salmon Farmers Association ‘heartened’ after its round of meetings with Fisheries minister

An Atlantic salmon is seen during a Department of Fisheries and Oceans fish health audit at the Okisollo fish farm near Campbell River, B.C. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. The executive director of British Columbia’s salmon farmers association says a formalized consultation process for the future of the industry is welcome after several years of “ad hoc” discussions stemming from the Liberal government’s pledge in 2019 to end open-net pen salmon aquaculture off B.C.’s coast.��THE CANADIAN PRESS /Jonathan Hayward
Maple Ridge’s salmon groups worry drought will impact spawning salmon. (ARMS/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge salmon groups worry drought will hurt spawning

ARMS and KEEPS say unprecedented October drought has rivers running low

Maple Ridge’s salmon groups worry drought will impact spawning salmon. (ARMS/Special to The News)
(Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
(Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
The Heiltsuk Nation have witnessed that salmon are dying by the 1,000s in the Neekas River on the mainland 20 kilometres north of Bella Bella. (Sarah Mund photo)

‘Flabbergasting’ lack of rain has returning salmon dying in droves on B.C. central coast

Heiltsuk conservation manager says tens of thousands of salmon have died

The Heiltsuk Nation have witnessed that salmon are dying by the 1,000s in the Neekas River on the mainland 20 kilometres north of Bella Bella. (Sarah Mund photo)
Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)

See B.C.’s salmon run in action this fall with a new interactive online map

Spotting map includes over 70 family-friendly locations across province

Salmon at Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford. (Black Press Media file photo)
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