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BC takes small but important step

Alexandra Morton, speaking on behalf of Salmon are Sacred (salmonaresacred .org), observed, “I am glad that the Christie Clark Liberals (with today’s Discovery Islands announcement) recognize there is a problem with salmon feedlots on wild salmon migration routes. This small but important step in the right direction makes it clear that siting salmon feedlots . . . → Read More: BC takes small but important step

Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Overwaitea Food Group’s decision to stop selling open net-pen farmed salmon at its stores helped earn it the No. 1 spot on Greenpeace’s annual list of sustainable seafood supermarkets in Canada.

The list, which ranks the eight largest supermarkets in the country in areas such as whether they purchase sustainably caught seafood or whether . . . → Read More: Overwaitea tops Greenpeace with Salmon sales

Oil Spill Possibly Killing Salmon

Coho and chinook salmon are milling about in Saanich Inlet, but few have entered the Goldstream River and concerns are growing that residual effects from an April fuel spill could be keeping them away.

“We have seen virtually nothing in the river, but there’s anecdotal information that there are fish in the inlet,” said . . . → Read More: Oil Spill Possibly Killing Salmon

The Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby winners for the month of July are in.

The Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby winners for the month of July are in.

Michael Claymore from Lake Stevens, Washington reeled in a 17 kg (37 lb 10 oz) Chinook salmon on July 29 taking first place just two days before the month end deadline and a $5,000 prize.

Second place went to Bill . . . → Read More: Salmon derby winners for July

Ucluelet Fishing Day

A day of fishing in Ucluelet is an unbeatable day. Terrific scenery begins as one leaves the harbour in the morning light to unbeatable views of the island mountains and Broken Group from the ocean. Most days I see Grey, Humpback and Orca whales however not this day.

The best part of the . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Fishing Day

Vote Ucluelet as Canada’s ultimate fishing town

Cast your vote to make Ucluelet Canada’s ultimate fishing town. The nominations for the best fishing town are starting to pile up and it won’t take more than a few minutes to cast your vote for Ucluelet and name a beneficiary of $25,000.

A good sized Spring aka Chinook salmon

Ucluelet Chamber of . . . → Read More: Vote Ucluelet as Canada’s ultimate fishing town

Genetically Modified Salmon: 5 Reasons to Say Not on My Plate

Earlier this week, Alaskan senators Mark Begich (D) and Lisa Murkowski (R) reintroduced legislation to ban genetically modified salmon—a cockail species of sorts created by the biotechnology company Aquabounty that has earned the name “Frankenfish” for containing genes from three different fish. If approved, the species would be the first genetically modified organism (GMO) . . . → Read More: Genetically Modified Salmon: 5 Reasons to Say Not on My Plate

Ucluelet purchaces two electric-powered utility trucks

The District of Ucluelet has purchased two electric-powered utility trucks. “They’re small, which is nice,” said Abby Fortune, director of the district recreation department.

Fortune is talking about the latest additions to the municipality’s vehicle fleet: two electric-powered utility trucks. The initiative is part of Ucluelet’s ongoing commitment to the 2007 Climate Action Charter, . . . → Read More: Ucluelet purchaces two electric-powered utility trucks

Derby awards $7000 for fish

Todd Jennings of High Roller charters was presented with a cheque for $7,000 as the first monthly winner in the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby. He caught his prize winning fish, a 35 lb. 3 oz. chinook on June 27th off Lighthouse Bank, using a Hootchie lure. He purchased his derby ticket at the Number . . . → Read More: Derby awards $7000 for fish

Human Powered Boat In Ucluelet

Many Ukees have seen a strange looking boat in the harbour this week and are questioning who and what it is. I has the pleasure of speaking with the pilot, Greg Kolodziejzyk from Calgary Alberta, today and this is what I learned.

On July 1st Greg Kolodziejzyk was planning to depart from Ucluelet, BC . . . → Read More: Human Powered Boat In Ucluelet