The T. Buck Suzuki Foundation works to protect fisheries habitats, prevent pollution and promote sustainable fisheries.
Healthy environment and healthy fisheries go hand in hand. Fishermen and coastal activists launched the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation in 1981 to focus work on fish habitat protection.
One year later Cohen Inquiry recommendations largely ignored
More than a year after the release of the Cohen Inquiry report on the 2009 Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse, little has been done by the federal government to act on his detailed recommendations. Cohen called for better enforcement of habitat protection regulations, better spawner counts, expanded stock assessment and a halt to any expansion of salmon farming in B.C. See Cohen recommendations
Protests mount against proposed pipelines, tar sands expansion and oil tankers
Over the last few months, thousands of people on the B.C. coast have organized marches, rallies, public meetings and other events to protest the proposed 1,200-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline that would carry about 525,000 barrels of petroleum per day from the Alberta oilsands to the B.C. coast for shipment by oil tankers. Protests are also mounting against the proposal by Kinder Morgan to nearly triple the capacity of its existing TransMountain pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby and greatly increase oil tanker traffic through the Gulf Islands. See Pipelines and Tankers