Ocean Watch Task Force Update

Ocean Watch Task Force Update

The OceanWatch Task Force was created June 2017, by members of the Howe Sound Community Forum (HSCF). The purpose of the Task Force is to progress marine enhancement recommendations created by the Coastal Ocean Research Institute (CORI) Ocean Watch Howe Sound Edition...
Glass Sponge Reef Protection in Howe Sound

Glass Sponge Reef Protection in Howe Sound

Underwater oases of 500 million year old reefs made out of glass sponges in the Howe Sound have become protected by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  With summer coming to an end, the fishing season is still in high force. People partaking in commercial,...
The aftermath of the winter storms

The aftermath of the winter storms

      Squamish is a loose English adaptation of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, meaning “Mother of the Wind”. With these past winter storms you can imagine why it has that name.   In December 2018 through February 2019, massive windstorms ripped through Howe Sound,...
How Can We Better Protect Our Beloved Sebastes?

How Can We Better Protect Our Beloved Sebastes?

Rockfish are a group of unique and treasured fish species along British Columbia’s coast. Like other members of the scorpionfish family, their heavy body, large lips and prominent spines give them their distinct appearance. Out of the 37 rockfish species found along...
Tending Our Marine Garden

Tending Our Marine Garden

People love to live, play, and spend time at the beautiful intersection of land and sea known as the nearshore. This region begins at the fringes of forests where we build our homes, runs down beaches where we relax and play, and flows into the ocean where we swim,...