Common Voice - December 2020

Common Voice: Issue #12, December 2020

Our latest newsletter — Common Voice: Issue #12 — is available. Click to learn more!

Vicki Sahanatien

Vicki Sahanatien: Arctic to the Central Coast

CCIRA welcomes Vicki Sahanatien as our new Program Director, Marine Planning & Conservation!

Charlotte Whitney

Charlotte Whitney: Back to the Central Coast

CCIRA is thrilled to welcome Charlotte Whitney to the team, as our new Program Director, Fisheries Management & Science.

Climate Adaptation Graphic - crop

Adapting to climate change on the Central Coast

With the full research paper published in the journal Ecology and Society, we share insights from CCIRA’s Charlotte Whitney and the Central Coast community members she interviewed about their perceptions and approaches
to climate change.

Pacific Legacy - salmon expedition

Tracking salmon abundance in the Pacific Ocean

As salmon populations continue to decline across the Central Coast and beyond, researchers are looking to the open ocean to help understand salmon survival dynamics.

CCIRA Common Voice newsletter, edition 11

Issue # 11, March 2020

Inside this issue: Download the PDFs You can download a PDF of this issue and all the previous issues as well. More about Issue #10

A copper rockfish swimming.

Five things you should know about rockfish and marine protection

Since 2013, CCIRA has been using science and traditional knowledge to build the most extensive database for rockfish ever compiled for the Central Coast. This growing body of work is providing insights that can help improve the design of the Marine Protected Areas network…

MPA Network and Fisheries Reconciliation Agreement create hope for new opportunities.

MPA Network and Fisheries Reconciliation Agreement create hope for new opportunities

25 years from now things could look very different on the Central Coast. Ocean ecosystems could be healthier and fish populations more robust with a thriving food fishery for local people. These outcomes are some of the possible benefits from the implementation of the Government-to-Government-Government Northern Shelf Bioregion Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network process –

Pink Salmon spawning in GBR

CCIRA joins international research expedition

2019 was a bad year for salmon returns coast-wide in British Columbia, and an international team of scientists has been trying to figure out why. This March, the research team travelled back to the open Pacific for a second expedition to study the ocean survival of salmon, and this year CCIRA’s Field Technician, Tristan Blaine,

Atnarko Sockeye Recovery Plan report title page on an image of lake and mountain.

Nuxalk Atnarko sockeye study an example of collaborative research done right

In response to the impacts on local people and ecosystems, a recovery plan was written in 2016 by the Nuxalk Nation in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)…

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