Frances Backhouse’s Contributions:
Little Action from Canadian Government as Deadline to Remove Salmon Farms Looms
Eight years ago, the Cohen Commission gave Fisheries and Oceans Canada a deadline to prove salmon farms do not threaten wild sockeye. Despite evidence of harm, it seems unlikely the government will follow the recommendation to prohibit salmon farming in part of British Columbia.
Sep 24, 2020 | 1,000 words, about 5 minutes
Hidden Hawaiian Bird Nests Finally Found
Night vision binoculars, a scent dog, and video cameras have caught band-rumped storm petrels coming and going from their volcanic nests for the first time.
Mar 20, 2019 | 850 words, about 4 minutes
The Last Cannery Standing
The British Columbia coastline once pulsed with action around salmon canneries. Today, guided by Indigenous leadership, only one cannery processing wild salmon remains.
Aug 14, 2018 | 2,100 words, about 11 minutes
Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit
Chucking chum and coho carcasses into a salmon-spawning stream supports more than just an ecosystem.
Jun 1, 2017 | 1,700 words, about 8 minutes