Federal fisheries managers have cut upcoming West Coast sardine harvests by two-thirds while scientists try to get a better handle on indications the population is entering a significant down cycle.
The Vancouver Sun reports that [BC’s $32 million commercial sardine industry has suddenly and 'inexplicably' collapsed](http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Sudden+disappearance+sardines+serious+economic+ecological/9034961/story.html "").
Columbia River Indian tribes are keeping their ancient traditions alive in the coming weeks with ceremonies to open their spring fisheries. Predictions of strong salmon runs are giving the tribes extra reason to celebrate.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – In Greek mythology, the original god of the sea was named Nereus. Among other powers, he could prophesy the future. That’s why researchers at the University of British Columbia thought to name a project to predict future ocean conditions after Nereus. Now, the initial computer simulations are out.
The environmental nonprofit Oceana is suing federal fishery managers over a new rule that aims to prevent overfishing of Pacific sardine, mackerel and anchovy off the West Coast.