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    Norway's fjords flooded with escaped, diseased farmed fish

    Norway’s fjords flooded with escaped, diseased farmed fish

    During a recent storm, Norway's wild salmon fjords were flooded with up to 1.5 million escaped, diseased farmed steelhead, raising new concerns about the industry.


    Tide may be turning on farms destroying salmon habitat

    Tide may be turning on farms destroying salmon habitat

    For too long, farmers have looked at coho salmon and other species that spawn in small streams as a nuisance, but the tide may be turning - thankfully, says Rafe Mair.



    Salmon Farmers' ads more full of crap than seafloor beneath their pens

    Salmon Farmers’ ads more full of crap than seabed beneath their pens

    The salmon farming industry's latest ad, in the Globe and Mail, is full of tall tales, covering up its waste and environmental problems, while grossly exaggerating job claims - says DC Reid.


    Harper govt's new salmon farm regs would open floodgates for waste dumping

    Harper’s new fish farm laws would open floodgates to waste dumping

    DC Reid tells Stephen Harper that British Columbians won't tolerate the further gutting of salmon farm regulations, enabling the aquaculture industry to dump its waste into our oceans.



    Pristine Coast doc reveals surprising, untold history of salmon farms

    Pristine Coast doc reveals surprising, untold history of salmon farms

    "The Pristine Coast" sheds new light on the history of salmon farms - including astonishing connections to the collapse of cod stocks and climate change.


    New laws would enable fish farms to dump more waste, chemicals

    New laws would enable fish farms to dump more waste, chemicals

    Proposed changes to aquaculture regulations would enable the dumping of debris by fish farms, such as unused feed, feces, chemicals and anti-fouling agents.



    Farmed salmon escapes far more prevalent than industry admits-study

    Farmed salmon escapes far more common than industry admits: study

    A new study estimates that up to 1.5 million farmed Atlantic salmon escape from Norwegian netpens every year - far more than acknowledged by the industry - which could be harming wild fish.


    Morton seeks answers from Grieg over farmed salmon die-off

    Morton seeks answers from Grieg over farmed salmon die-off

    In an open letter to the Norwegian owner of Grieg Seafood, salmon biologist Alexandra Morton seeks answers over a mysterious farmed salmon die-off.



    Vancouver Aquarium can keep cetaceans, with breeding restrictions

    Vancouver Aquarium can keep cetaceans, with breeding restrictions

    The Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to allow the aquarium to keep cetaceans in captivity at a special meeting Thursday night, with new restrictions on breeding.


    Orcas face triple threat - Vessel noise, pollution, lack of food

    Orcas face triple threat: Vessel noise, pollution, lack of food

    Triple threats of pollution, vessel noise and lack of food are making it hard for southern orcas to grow beyond an estimated population of 80, says a decade-long US study.