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Salmon License buyback dissapointing

A federal plan to retire chinook salmon licenses in the B.C. fishery is not popular with the local fishing community.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) sees the $28.5 million buyback program as a way to enhance the economic viability of the commercial chinook troll fishery of the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

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The Whale Hunt

I am inside a dugout canoe, out passed the break line, rocking in the ocean. A fog bank has rolled in and I cannot even see the shore anymore. My skin is chilled and goose bumps are crawling up my bare back, shoulders, and arms.

Somewhere in the distance I hear the blow hole . . . → Read More: The Whale Hunt

Ucluelet's Mount Ozzard

“We will start hiking at daybreak!” she said. It is a little less impressive this time of year with the sun rising just before 8:00AM, but still, to do anything at daybreak on a Sunday is an admirable feat.

I have been watching it for years, peering down at me every single day. . . . → Read More: Ucluelet’s Mount Ozzard

Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby 2012

Season tickets for the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby are now on sale for just $35 until March 31st! Give the gift they’ll love: a summer of fishing to win thousands of dollars. Get into the true spirit of giving as you will automatically be donating to salmon enhancement on the west coast.

Mike . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby 2012

Task Force to Manage Tsunami Debris

The BC government has created a task force team to handle the tonnes of debris from the Japanese tsunami floating in the Pacific Ocean that is expected to hit our shores.

Debris from the Japanese tsunami

The province will launch a task force in January to lay out which agencies will be responsible . . . → Read More: Task Force to Manage Tsunami Debris

Long Beach Lodge Voted Top Resort

Pacific Rim

With more than 270,000 votes tallied, the results for the 24th annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are in. Named in the top three for Canada’s Best Resort is Ucluelet and Tofino’s own Long Beach Lodge Resort.

The awards, held Oct. 10, in New York City, gave the highest achievement to King . . . → Read More: Long Beach Lodge Voted Top Resort

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

Ucluelet Aquarium News

The construction crew has spent the last couple weeks installing beams on the developing structure of the new Ucluelet Aquarium. Walking past the site these past few days conjures images of old forest.

The Garbage derby wrapped up last weekend with Jamie’s Whaling station taking home the trophy for most garbage . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Aquarium News

Ucluelet Aquarium saves sea lion

Ucluelet Aquarium

A California sea lion that was rescued with a fishing hook and tackle embedded in its throat has been returned to the wild.

The sea lion, which was named Flash Gordon, had a large amount of fishing tackle, including a flasher, hanging from its mouth when it was rescued Ucluelet Aquarium staff.

The 200-kilogram . . . → Read More: Ucluelet Aquarium saves sea lion

Tofino and Ucluelet raise $31,000 for Cancer

Tofino and Ucluelet residents raised over $31,000 through numerous community events for Cops for Cancer and the Tour de Rock.

The Tour de Rock made its way to the West Coast this weekend as part of their two-week cycling fundraiser.

Riders made it across Highway 4 from Port Alberni to Ucluelet on Saturday, . . . → Read More: Tofino and Ucluelet raise $31,000 for Cancer