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Here is one of Mike Morrell's excellent updates on the status of the herring spawn. We're getting close! ... See MoreSee Less
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Great pics of Surf Scoters by Gerry Ambury. ... See MoreSee Less
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This will be excellent. Be sure to get your tickets soon!𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 𝟏𝟎 𝐃𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐋𝐄𝐅𝐓 𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐋 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏!The future of Salish Sea wildlife depends on the actions we take now. For five years, Conservancy Hornby Island's top priority has been supporting the movement to halt the unsustainable herring roe fishery that is exploiting the last viable herring spawn on the west coast. It is time to get serious about protecting Pacific herring and we want you to be part of the conversation.Get your tickets to #herringfest2021 today to access this rare opportunity to interact with and learn from:𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐒Hereditary Chief Eric Pelkey of Tsawout of the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council Nation; Leader of the Swanson Island Marine Harvest fish farm occupation Hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred of the Namgis, Tlowit'sis, and Mamalilikala Nation; and Elected Chief Michael Recalma of Qualicum First Nation.𝐓𝐎𝐏 𝐒𝐂𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐒Archaeologist at Simon Fraser University, Dr. Dana Lepofsky; Oceana Canada Science Director Dr. Robert Rangeley, and Dr. John Neilson, former Scientist Emeritus at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the most influential biologist and activist for wild salmon, Alexandra Morton Gwayum'dzi;As well as Member of Parliament Gord Johns MP for Courtenay-Alberni and eminent environmental activist, David Suzuki Foundation!We have restricted the number of attendees to this event, to give you the chance to have your voice heard.We'll see you at HerringFest! Get tickets and learn more at conservancyhornbyisland.org/herringfest2021#LetTheHerringLive #BIGLittleFish #SayNOtoROEThank you Pacific Salmon Foundation and ecologyst for supporting HerringFest 2021! Hornby Island Arts Council ... See MoreSee Less
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Herring season has arrived! These #BIGLittleFish are the foundation of the Pacific coastal ecosystem. It is impossible to overstate the role that herring play in feeding the most charismatic species on our coast: wolves, bears, humpback whales, sea lions, seabirds, and Chinook salmon, which are crucial prey for the imperilled Southern Resident orcas. But all of this is under threat...Since 2018, we’ve been advocating for serious, conservation-focused change in the Strait of Georgia herring fishery. This commercial seine and gillnet fishery is the last of its kind in B.C., and we do not expect Fisheries and Oceans Canada to sustainably manage this population. Our government has used the same scientific approach that led to the collapse of herring populations in four other regions of B.C.: Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Central Coast, and West Coast of Vancouver Island. But this issue isn’t solely a B.C. problem. On a broader scale, herring populations are collapsing from San Francisco Bay, California, all the way up to Sitka Sound, Alaska, which was once home to a massive herring roe fishery.This is why our campaign advocating for a moratorium continues this year. Please follow along over the coming weeks by searching the hashtag #BIGLittleFish. We will be sharing opportunities for you to voice your concerns to our political decision makers in the hopes to invoke meaningful, lasting change. ... See MoreSee Less
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A wonderful post by Dennis Forsyth. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tickets are limited for this event! ... See MoreSee Less
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