Has the pandemic caused illegal fishing to rise in Rockfish Conservation Areas?

As borders closed and travel restrictions tightened in BC, the summer of 2020 was the season of the ‘staycation.’ With British Columbia’s endless outdoor activities and beautiful destinations, many people took advantage of exploring the province’s coast. People looked for a safe way to experience BC’s coasts amid the pandemic by taking to the water. […]

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About Rockfish Rockfish (Sebastes), are a fascinating genus of fish with many unique characteristics that make them quite distinct from others. Their Latin name Sebastes translates to “magnificent” in Greek. How fitting for these special creatures. Populations British Columbia’s surrounding ocean houses nearly 40 species of Rockfish, with a total of around 96 species in […]

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Coastal Ecosystems at Risk

The Salish Sea is particularly rich in biodiversity, due to a combination of shelter from extreme storms and strong natural upwelling. The coastal ecosystems of this region support a large number of species, many of which are now at risk due to encroaching urban development, high marine traffic, and exploitation. Galiano Island sits in the […]

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