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Big mammals vs. big oil: New pipeline puts humpback whales at risk

In a deep fjord in British Columbia called the Douglas Channel, where the Kitimat River pours runs of Chinook salmon into the Pacific Ocean, fishermen see singing humpback whales fling themselves into the air. Now the humpbacks are the flashpoint of an environmental battle. Environmentalists cried foul last month when the Canadian government stripped the whales of protections,,Read more here  20:58

Baker | Fisheries issues and stories rolling like caplin

g0002580000000000000bea0810c3a6cac2be28188b42d824fdbd10e7d9Quite often when you sit down to hammer out a few words about the fishery, or any topic for that matter, it’s sometimes tough to find a suitable topic. For example, there’s the myriad of issues around the huge and concerning free trade deal with Europe. The World Trade Organization upholding the seal product ban in Europe. There’s a $400 million pool of fish money in place. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) wants cod and redfish labelled endangered at a time when all the science says they’re on the comeback. [email protected]