Eh, B.C., You Get a "D" on Salmon
Salmon runs are rapidly declining in British Columbia mimicking patterns in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, according to speakers yesterday at a fish habitat symposium in Vancouver, B.C. Salmon are suffering as B.C. is being logged, farmed, and urbanized, and as fisheries protection and research remains underfunded. The Canadian and B.C. governments are locked in a vicious feud over salmon, in contrast to more harmonious situation in the Puget Sound area in Washington state, where local, state, and national governments are cooperating to save salmon.