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Halifax Biennial Marine Mammal Conference 2017

Posted by Brunella Battista on November 24, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

CMEPS at Halifax Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

This is a report by Roy Mulder summarizing some of the highlights of the Halifax conference. It is written from the perspective of a conservationist attending a science conference. The conference was well attended by around 2,000 marine mammal scientists from around the world. This report covers some general information and is written from a Canadian interest and perspective. The large Canadian concern at the ...

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Diving With Cetaceans

Posted by Brunella Battista on November 24, 2017 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Diving With Cetaceans The topic of diving with cetaceans has many different aspects with varying points of view. This is my personal view as a diver of 43 years and a marine conservationist, not necessarily the view of the organizations I am part of. I write as someone who has experienced chance encounters only a couple of times while in the water, although I have seen them in the wild numerous times. It is difficult to express the feeling of surfacing from a dive and seeing large male or...

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Survey Work Study

Posted by Brunella Battista on January 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


This study was completed by the Northwest Straits , Marine Conservation Initiative and released March 31 , 2011 ! It was prepared for the B. C. Ministry of the Environment and the very good survey work covers sadly only the losses of traps , nets etc. in Marine Waters ! I can only hope that "Trap , net and recreational fishing gear losses and recovery study in many of our B. C.rivers , will be next ? As a director of The Canadian Marine Environmental Protection Society ,...

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Erosion and the Coalport

Posted by Brunella Battista on September 10, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

It is very strange when a good Federal Government Scientific Reports from the past , that Canadian taxpayers paid for with hard earned tax dollars , and it never sees the light of day when planning forDelta Port Expansion by Metro Port Vancouver.


This Environment Canada Conservation document entitled "SEDIMENT TRANSPORTATION and its ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS in the LOWER FRASER RIVER and FRASER DELTA" prepared by GeoSea Consulting in 1995 ! All

40 plus pages and ...

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message by Terry Slack

Posted by Brunella Battista on September 6, 2015 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

For many Fraser River odd Pink years after 1913 , no pink salmon were

seen on their spawning grounds above Hells Gate !

By 1944 the blockages at Hells Gate was still the major cause of the

continuing poor runs of returning Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon


Two major salmon ladders were built in the winters of 1944 to 1946 ,

one on each bank of the river .

A new single "Low Level ", left bank salmon ladder was constructed in

1966 , with a ...

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Remembering "The Stellako Incident"

Posted by Brunella Battista on August 2, 2015 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In 1965 The Federal D. F. O. allows "log driving " on the whole 20 mile length of the Sockeye spawning Stellako river . This perfect shallow gravel bottom river , for thousands of years has carried the cool waters of Francois Lake into Fraser Lake and on into the Nechako River ! From 1914 to 1948 , log driving was what the Logging companies used the Stellako River for in the spring and summer months ! A federal investigated report released in 1966 prohibiting any future "Log Drive...

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CMEPS and Sponge Reef Protection

Posted by Brunella Battista on May 13, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We have managed to get our sponge reef protections on the local BC political radar screen. MP Jorden Sturdy requested support to afford the Halkett sponge reef protected and made mention to CMEPS.

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Posted by Brunella Battista on May 13, 2015 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

HUGHES, Thomas. Served on the carrier HMS Courageous, and survived the sinking of two ships.  He spent his life caring for animals, and  established the West Vancouver SPCA. Tom was an active member of RVYC, and one of the founders of the Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society. He will be dearly missed by all the directors.

CMEPS proud member of the WCA

Posted by Brunella Battista on January 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

CMEPS attended and presented at the World Cetacean Alliance Conference held in Glouchester, MA in 2013. You can view some of our speakers on our" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">facebook page

Donate to CMEPS through iSwirl

Posted by Brunella Battista on January 7, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Activate your card online and pick a cause or c...

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