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    Salmon Farming and Aquaculture

    Aboriginal title claim threatens renewal of BC salmon farm tenures

    The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation's claim of Aboriginal title, filed today at the BC Supreme Court, threatens the future of some open net pen Atlantic salmon farms as their licences are set to expire.

    New poll: Most British Columbians favour banning salmon farms

    Read this May 1 Chek story on a new poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, revealing that a majority of British Columbians – especially strong on Vancouver Island – would support banning open net pen Atlantic salmon farms. ...

    First Nations show Nancy Greene Raine, Harper govt positive alternative to open net fish farms

    Washington State Senate votes to phase out Atlantic salmon farms

      Read this March 2 Seattle Time article on the Washington State Senate’s intense battle over a new bill to phase out Atlantic salmon farms following the escape of as many as 263,000 fish last summer: Atlantic salmon...

    Caught on camera: More blood water from Tofino farmed salmon processing plant

    More blood water has been captured billowing into UNESCO biosphere reserve Clayoquot Sound from the outfall pipe of a Tofino salmon farming processing plant.

    Deadly Norwegian disease found in BC’s farmed salmon is a game-changer

    The discovery of a deadly Norwegian disease in BC-raised farmed salmon is a game-changer, says Ray Grigg, especially since it could spread to wild salmon.

    Teen stands her ground after being booted off soccer team for criticizing fish farming sponsor

    Comox teen Freyja Reed is standing her ground after being booted off her soccer team for criticizing its fish farming sponsor, Marine Harvest.

    Liberal govt issues 4 new salmon farm tenures on eve of BC Day

    On the eve of BC Day, the Liberal government quietly issued four new open net pen salmon farm tenures to Norwegian companies, riling upstream First Nations and citizens opposing the industry's expansion.

    Federal court ruling threatens bottom line for salmon farms

    A federal court ruling blocking the transport of virulent smolts poses a serious threat to the salmon farming industry's bottom line.

    Alexandra Morton explains her court win over salmon farm industry

    Alexandra Morton explains her recent federal court victory over the salmon farming industry, which prohibits it from using diseased smolts in its open net pens.

    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.