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    Salmon Farming and Aquaculture
    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.


    Bloomberg--Farmed-salmon-a-risky-bet-for-environment,-investment

    Bloomberg: Farmed salmon a risky bet for environment, investment

    A series of reports from Bloomberg show the environmental and health challenges facing the farmed salmon industry are continuing to bubble up to the surface.



    Chief Bob Chamberlin of the Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwaw-ah-mish First Nation in BC's Broughton Archipelago.

    Salmon Inquiry: First Nations angry at Harper’s lack of action

    Frustration is growing in First Nations communities along the Fraser River over Ottawa's failure to implement recommendations on how to bring back salmon fisheries.


    60 Minutes grills BC salmon farmers, government

    60 Minutes grills BC salmon farmers, government

    Investigative news program 60 Minutes grilled both the salmon farming industry and Canadian government on the risks of viral outbreaks to wild fish.



    Fisheries minister responds to salmon farm concerns…sort of-2

    Salmon farms: Has anything changed after a decade of controversy?

    It's high time for Canada to explore positive alternatives to disease and waster-producing open net pen fish farms, like closed-containment - says David Suzuki.


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

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

    Rather than calling to expand open net pen salmon farms, Senator Nancy Greene Raine should look to healthier alternatives, like a new on-land, closed-containment operation, says DC Reid.



    Nancy Greene Raine - Fish Farms - What About Wild BC Salmon

    Nancy Greene Raine: Fish Farms? What About Wild BC Salmon?

    DC Reid gives Canadian Olympic hero and Senator Nancy Greene Raine an education on the damaging impacts of fish farms on BC's wild salmon, after she argued for tripling the industry.


    (Photo: Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals)

    Harper government guts fish farm regulations

    The Harper government is laying the regulatory groundwork for a resurgence of the controversial B.C. fish farm industry.