Debris from fishing and oyster farms lurks underwater, endangering sea life
Abandoned oyster and other aquaculture farms of the west coast of Vancouver Island are death traps to salmon, herring, marine mammals and myriad sea life — and nobody really knows how many are out there.
Invasion of the green crab: Intruder gobbles key species in Island waters
The invasive European green crab is proliferating at an alarming rate on the west and southern coasts of Vancouver Island, devouring smaller Dungeness crab and bivalves as well as the eelgrass that is critical to young salmon.
Plastic plan lacks targets and funding, critics say
A federal plan to eliminate plastic waste by 2030 lacks the urgency and dollars to protect marine ecosystems on the receiving end of an ocean current conveyer belt along the Island’s west coast, critics say.
Critics sound off on Ottawa policy on plastics in oceans
The discovery of a Stellar Sea Lion with a rope around its neck has focused new attention on plastics in our oceans, and has critics sounding off about what they say is federal government hypocrisy. Nadia Stewart reports.