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    First Nation taking herring concerns to Jimmy Pattison's Canfisco today

    First Nation taking herring concerns to Jimmy Pattison’s Canfisco

    A delegation of Heiltsuk First Nations is taking the community's concerns over a recent herring fishery in their territory to the Jimmy Pattison-owned Canfisco plant in Vancouver.


    DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

    DFO uses stealth to open herring fishery despite First Nations ban

    DFO angered the Heiltsuk First Nation on BC's central coast by opening a commercial herring fishery last night - despite concerns over unhealthy stocks.



    First Nation tells DFO it's closing commercial herring fishery

    First Nation tells DFO it’s closing commercial herring fishery

    The Heiltsuk First Nation has told DFO that it will close a planned commercial herring fishery on the central coat this year.


    Proposed new BC salmon farms net strong public opposition

    Proposed new BC salmon farms net strong public opposition

    A pair of new salmon farms proposed for BC's coast by Norwegian aquaculture giant Grieg Seafood met with strong public opposition at a recent open house.



    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.