Tag 2023

17 Apr

Alaska’s Dirty Secret: Send sustainable seafood verifiers a message

Fishers in Southeast Alaska intercept and sell millions of salmon and steelhead migrating to British Columbia, Washington and Oregon in non-selective net fisheries that don't adequately report their bycatch. All while our local fisheries are closed to rebuild dwindling stocks.


19 Dec

The 2023 SkeenaWild Annual Report Is Out Now

Over the last 12 months, SkeenaWild, our collaborators, and many of you in our communities have contributed to many accomplishments benefiting the Skeena Watershed and its salmon and steelhead. These include a reduction on the impacts of fisheries and an increase in Indigenous-led land use planning initiatives and habitat protection efforts. These proactive approaches not only protect critical habitats but also foster sustainable development and job opportunities for local communities.


12 Dec

And the winners of the 2023 SkeenaWild Film and Photo Festival are…

After two sold-out events in Terrace and multiple screenings in communities across Northwest B.C. - Kitimat, Smithers, Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, the festival is now online. Screening attendees voted on their favourite films and photos, and subsequently, voting opened up to the general public for a week. Now, voting has closed, the votes have been counted and we can now reveal that the winners of each category are...


28 Nov

SkeenaWild comments on Environmental Assessment for the Ksi Lisims LNG Project proposed for the Nass estuary.

We recently submitted our comments on the Environmental Assessment for the proposed Ksi Lisims LNG - Natural Gas Liquefaction and Marine Terminal Project (Ksi Lisims LNG). Read on to see our comments on how this project impacts our wild salmon, their habitats, and Canada’s climate targets.


31 Oct

Mining Updates

October has been a busy month for BC mining. Here we give you a quick run down of what’s been happening.


20 Oct

The SkeenaWild Film & Photo Festival is coming to Terrace!

SkeenaWild is thrilled to host the 12th annual Film & Photo Festival in Terrace on November 18, 2023, at Sherwood. You can find the list of finalists, tickets and information on the event on this page. After the November 18 event, the link to vote for your favourite films and photos will open. The SWFF celebrates original short films, features, youth films, and photographs submitted by Northern B.C. residents and people from around the world who love exploring this incredible melting pot of stories, visions and perspectives that shines a light on the wonder of the Skeena Watershed.


21 Sep

Farewell, Christine and Welcome Marie, Alice, and Kait!​

We bid a fond farewell to our cherished team member, Christine Slanz, and warmly welcome our new colleagues, Marie, Alice, and Kait, who are joining our team to help carryout the critical work SkeenaWild does.


15 Sep

Skeena Steelhead and the Impact of Southeast Alaskan Fisheries in 2023

A few weeks ago, we spotlighted the aggressive harvest occurring in Southeast Alaskan commercial mixed-stock salmon fisheries this season and its impacts on Skeena salmon and steelhead. Now it’s mid-September, commercial fisheries are closed or winding down, and most of this year’s salmon have entered the Skeena, past the Tyee, and are settling into their home rivers. So, how did the numbers add up?


18 Aug

Summer Series: The Lastest Skeena & North Coast Fisheries Updates 

SkeenaWild Executive Director Greg Knox outlines this season's preliminary salmon and steelhead outlook across the North Coast, Skeena and other tributaries in Northwest B.C. Follow future updates on current conditions and give you up-to-date information on the actual returns we’re seeing.


17 Aug

Meanwhile… Alaska is still “steeling” our salmon

While Canadian marine commercial fisheries at the mouth of the Skeena ended on August 3rd in response to a declining in-season return estimate of Skeena sockeye, Southeast Alaskan fishers are in the peak of an aggressive year of harvest – intercepting and killing millions of salmon bound for BC waters. Thanks to the abundance of pink salmon across the north coast this year, Southeast Alaskan seine fisheries alone have already harvested nearly 14 million salmon - more than double the rate of harvest from this time last year - and the season is not over yet. But it’s not just Alaskan salmon they are harvesting… over 2 million Canadian salmon have likely been intercepted as they try to make their way back home.