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February 10, 2009

B.C. loses salmon farm jurisdiction

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Alexandra Morton kicks ass.

The B.C. Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government — not the province — has exclusive jurisdiction over the management of salmon farming, a landmark decision hailed as a victory for the future of wild stocks.

“The regulation of fish farming by the province is ultra vires, beyond its power,” said a triumphant Greg McDade, the lawyer who pursued the case on behalf of independent sea-lice researcher Alexandra Morton and others.

LINK  (Via:The Times Colonist)

July 27, 2006

Columbia River toxins moving up food chain

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Over the past five years, virtually unnoticed amid other issues, scientists have unearthed a wealth of new information detailing the extent of toxic contamination in the Columbia River, enough that the Environmental Protection Agency added the entire 1,200-mile river to a shortlist of major waterways demanding national attention. 
VIA The Seattle Times  LINK

July 26, 2006

Guide for the Gulf

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Came across this very worthy cause on Fly Fishing Trade's website.

My name is Captain Gregg Arnold. I’m a fly-fishing guide from New Orleans, Louisiana. Because of Hurricane Katrina I am currently homeless and without work, as are hundreds (perhaps thousands) of other guides, boat crews, marina operators, and fishing suppliers. I am spearheading a grass roots effort to help all of us in and around the Gulf to restore our lives and businesses.  LINK

May 25, 2006

Global warming worries hunters, anglers

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I found this story timely given this week's release of An Inconvenient Truth.

 Watch the trailer here. LINK

About half of America's hunters and anglers -- including many who said they voted for President Bush in 2004 -- told pollsters they are witnessing firsthand, in the outdoors, the effects of some form of climate change, according to the results of a nationwide survey of sportsmen released Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation, an environmental group based in Washington, D.C. 
LINK

December 14, 2005

Democrats under fire over fish parody

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You just know that the talking heads at Fox News are going to get a hold of this one.

The state Democratic Party is catching heat for posting an item on its Web site that parodies the popular Christian fish symbol commonly seen on the back of cars.

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