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 environmentalists launched the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation in 1981, just 10 years after waging a successful campaign to stop the damming of the main stem of the Fraser River at Moran Canyon.
One year later Cohen Inquiry recommendations largely ignored
One year after the Oct. 31 release of the Cohen Inquiry report on the Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse in 2009, 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 and expanded stock assessment. See Cohen recommendations
Thousands protest the proposed Enbridge pipeline, tar sands expansion and oil tankers
On Nov. 16, tens of thousands of people in over 130 communities across Canada stood together to show that there is a growing movement to stop pipelines, tar sands expansion and runaway climate change.
In Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Sointula and other B.C. coastal communities, people gathered to protest the proposed 1,200-kilometre 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.Others came out to oppose the plan being put forward by Kinder Morgan to nearly triple the capacity of its existing TransMountain pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver.