Salmon Farming and Aquaculture
One year after the Cohen report, DFO is doing nothing concrete to protect BC's wild salmon.
DC Reid suggests waste from salmon farms cost BC's environment and public $1 billion a year, despite the paltry economic benefits the industry yields.
The European Commission is wading into the battle over Europe’s biggest open net pen salmon farm, planned for Ireland's Galway Bay - amid charges of a cover-up of key scientific evidence.
Watch this video on the battle to see the Cohen Commission's recommendations implemented.
The Harper government is giving $21,000 to British Columbia salmon farmers to research best practices around the world, more than a year after a $26-million public inquiry made a litany of recommendations.
Salmon farms in Canada are receiving tax dollars for fish that die from disease, while providing far fewer jobs than the public is made to believe.
Norwegian salmon farming giant Marine Harvest listed on the NYSE this week amid revelations that the Harper Government is planning a major expansion of open net-pen aquaculture on BC's coast.
The chief of a coastal first nation wants public support to block a major salmon farm expansion.
DC Reid responds to Fisheries Minister Gail Shea's recent form letter addressing concerns over the Harper Government's lack of action to protect wild salmon from open-net pen aquaculture.
Environmental groups want a court to decide if the Canadian government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of GMO farmed salmon.