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A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo

U.S. FDA reports 91 cases of norovirus linked to B.C. oysters

“It’s some farms in certain areas, not the entire B.C. industry.”

A number of Baynes Sound oyster sites are under a recall due to a norovirus outbreak. File photo
FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Russia, along with Iceland and Norway, remains a major producer of the white fish, which it harvests from the Barents Sea and other frigid oceans. The U.S. is clamping down on trade with Russia, and is targeting seafood in particular. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Seafood biz braces for losses of jobs, fish due to sanctions

Russia is one of the largest producers of seafood in the world

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. Russia, along with Iceland and Norway, remains a major producer of the white fish, which it harvests from the Barents Sea and other frigid oceans. The U.S. is clamping down on trade with Russia, and is targeting seafood in particular. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Members of the Ultimate Fishing Town committee present a $10,000 cheque to the Alberni Valley Enhancement Society. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Alberni Valley fishing community gives back to salmon enhancement

$10,000 cheque presented to Alberni Valley Enhancement Society

Members of the Ultimate Fishing Town committee present a $10,000 cheque to the Alberni Valley Enhancement Society. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on damages to Nechako River

First Nations to appeal B.C. Supreme Court ruling on Nechako River and fisheries to hold Rio Tinto Alcan mining company accountable for damages

Nechako River in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Travis Dezall, owner of Reel Life Charters in Sooke, shows off a pair of recent catches. Dezall said it is not surprising Vancouver Island was recently named a top fishing destination by fishingbooker.com. (Photo Courtesy of Travis Dezall)

Vancouver Island named to top fishing destinations list

Fishbooker.com named the region one of Canada’s best, with special a call-out to the Sooke region

Travis Dezall, owner of Reel Life Charters in Sooke, shows off a pair of recent catches. Dezall said it is not surprising Vancouver Island was recently named a top fishing destination by fishingbooker.com. (Photo Courtesy of Travis Dezall)
Al Ehrenberg, Ultimate Fishing Town committee member, presents a cheque for $25,000 to Christina McIntyre, events coordinator for the Pacific Salmon Foundation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ultimate Fishing Town makes donation towards salmon enhancement in Port Alberni

Ultimate Fishing Town committee hosted this year’s Labour Day weekend salmon derby

Al Ehrenberg, Ultimate Fishing Town committee member, presents a cheque for $25,000 to Christina McIntyre, events coordinator for the Pacific Salmon Foundation. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)

Court hands B.C. commercial fisherman its first lifetime ban in a decade

6 months jail time given Scott Steer, vessel forfeited in connection with Vancouver Harbour incident

The Marine Patrol Program enforcement vessel, the M. Charles. (Photo submitted)
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.

Diver training helping B.C. get to the bottom of its ‘ghost gear’ problem

Training part of federal government program targeting lost fishing gear in Canadian waters

Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
Participants of the ghost gear recovery training program in November 2021. Photo courtesy Joan Drinkwin.
From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.

Enjoy the great outdoors this winter with Outdoors West!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

From hunting and ice fishing to snowshoeing and hiking, this new must-read guide from Black Press Media and WestCoastTraveller.com will inspire plenty of winter pursuits.
The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation

B.C. study shows sustainable management of salmon fishery before colonization

Archeological evidence shows First Nations effort to focus harvest on males led to stable fishery

The Indian River estuary, which connects the ocean inlet around North Vancouver, B.C., to the freshwater river, is shown in this undated aerial photo. A new study on salmon bones dating back thousands of years shows the Tsleil-Waututh Indigenous nation around North Vancouver targeted male salmon for their meat and to sustain the fishery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Tsleil-Waututh Nation
An array of seafood. Public domain image.

Marine watchdog urges federal government to crack down on seafood fraud

Oceana Canada want boat-to-plate traceability to address misrepresentation of seafood products

An array of seafood. Public domain image.
A salmon leaps out of the water while fighting a line in the Puntlege River in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

B.C. recreational chum salmon fisheries go catch-and-release due to low returns

DFO non-retention orders in effect for multiple recreational fisheries throughout southern B.C.

A salmon leaps out of the water while fighting a line in the Puntlege River in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell
Harry Sperber, left, receives his winnings from Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s Carolyn Jasken after his 30.3-pound earned him top prize for the 2021 ladder season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Magic number was 30 lbs. for Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s biggest fish of 2021

Anglers had a strong season despite COVID-19 challenges

Harry Sperber, left, receives his winnings from Alberni Valley Tyee Club’s Carolyn Jasken after his 30.3-pound earned him top prize for the 2021 ladder season. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell

Coast guard helps in RCMP search for missing Newfoundland fishers

Father calls for all-out effort after pair disappears off coast of Labrador

The fishing vessel Island Lady is shown in this undated handout image provided by Dwight Russell. The father of a missing fisherman is asking the coast guard to resume a full search effort in hopes of recovering his son and one crew member of a nine-metre boat that went missing on Friday off the coast of Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dwight Russell
Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Nanaimo fisher nets top prize at Port Alberni Salmon Derby

More than 1,700 tickets sold for Labour Day weekend derby

Terry Good, centre, celebrates his winning fish with fishing partners George Gerard and Brad Dunn. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
In this photo, circa 1946, several large fish hang under a Port Alberni Tyee Club sign, labelled with their weights. The Tyee Club was formed in the 1930s by a group of businessmen who loved to fish and wanted to promote fishing in the Alberni Inlet. This and 24,000 other historical photos can be seen on the Alberni Valley Museum’s online photo archive at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN14100 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)

LOOK BACK: Tyee Club has long history in Port Alberni

Tyee Club ladder season runs until Sept. 12, 2021

In this photo, circa 1946, several large fish hang under a Port Alberni Tyee Club sign, labelled with their weights. The Tyee Club was formed in the 1930s by a group of businessmen who loved to fish and wanted to promote fishing in the Alberni Inlet. This and 24,000 other historical photos can be seen on the Alberni Valley Museum’s online photo archive at portalberni.pastperfectonline.com. (PHOTO PN14100 COURTESY ALBERNI VALLEY MUSEUM)
Harry Sperber brought in the first Tyee of the season for the Alberni Valley Tyee Club, caught at Assits light. The 30.3-pound fish also netted him a Tyee Club Bronze pin. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni’s Salmon Derby returns for 2021

Derby will not be accompanied by a festival due to COVID-19 restrictions

Harry Sperber brought in the first Tyee of the season for the Alberni Valley Tyee Club, caught at Assits light. The 30.3-pound fish also netted him a Tyee Club Bronze pin. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
New Alberni Valley resident Tatiana Tordoya with her son Thor (age seven) and daughter Isabella (age five) saw the ad for the bullhead derby in the Alberni Valley News and decided to attend. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)

Young anglers flocked to return of Alberni Valley’s bullhead derby

New location after a small hiatus brought a big crowd to comeback event

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New Alberni Valley resident Tatiana Tordoya with her son Thor (age seven) and daughter Isabella (age five) saw the ad for the bullhead derby in the Alberni Valley News and decided to attend. (SONJA DRINKWATER / SPECIAL TO THE NEWS)
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Get out on the water and have some fun! Port Alberni has everything from fishing to kiteboarding

Fishing Located on the shore of the Alberni Inlet, Port Alberni has…

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Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.

Online gift, gear and getaway auction boosts BC fish and wildlife conservation

B.C. Wildlife Federation online auction supports conservation projects across the province

Proceeds from the B.C. Wildlife Federation’s second annual online auction will support conservation initiatives around the province. BCWF photo.