Federal government promised to create Indigenous auxiliary to Coast Guard Search and Rescue
CBC News, October 16, 2017
Indigenous communities on the B.C. coast have been recognized for their role in saving lives in recent marine disasters.
Now, a shipping container at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Victoria, full of search and rescue equipment and supplies, will help them to do that job. Read the rest of this entry
Virus-hunting Sea Shepherd won’t get cooperation of at least two coastal First Nations
By Nelson Bennett, Business Vancouver, July 21, 2016
An operation involving the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society targeting fish farms on the B.C. coast has the backing of a number of coastal First Nations, but it’s by no means unanimous support.
At least two First Nations on B.C.’s coast have let the campaigners behind Operation Virus Hunter know they are not welcome in their territories. Read the rest of this entry
by Alexandra Morton, Vimeo, Sept 12, 2015
People around the world have tried to protect their home waters from salmon farms for 20 years. On September 9, 2015 Ahousaht people stepped onto a fish farm as it was trying to anchor to their territory and told the crew to leave.
Ahousaht First Nation Members confront Cermaq installing a new salmon farm at Yaakswiis, Millar Channel, Ahousaht Territory,
Clayoquot Sound. Sept 9, 2015.
by CTV News/The Canadian Press, September 10, 2015
TOFINO, B.C. — Members of a Vancouver Island First Nation are vowing to risk arrest rather than allow an international fish farming company to anchor an open-net salmon farm north of Tofino.
Members of the Ahousaht First Nation say they set up a boat blockade Wednesday at the site of the new farm, owned by Norwegian-based Cermaq. Read the rest of this entry