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    Salmon Farming and Aquaculture
    Fisheries Minister's weak response to salmon inquiry petition

    Fisheries Minister’s weak response to Cohen Commission petition

    One year after the Cohen report, DFO is doing nothing concrete to protect BC's wild salmon.


    Fish farm sewage-DFO expansions cost you money

    Fish farm sewage: DFO expansions cost you money

    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.



    European Commission wades into war over Galway salmon farm

    European Commission wades into war over Galway salmon farm

    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.


    Group calls on Harper govt to implement Salmon inquiry's recommendations

    Group calls on Harper govt to implement Salmon Inquiry’s recommendations

    Watch this video on the battle to see the Cohen Commission's recommendations implemented.



    Salmon farms net more tax dollars from Harper Government

    Salmon farms net more tax dollars from Harper Govt to grow exports

    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 get tax dollars for diseased, dead fish, provide few jobs

    Salmon farms get tax dollars for dead fish, provide few jobs

    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.



    Marine Harvest lists on NYSE as Harper govt plans salmon farm expansion

    Morton: Marine Harvest lists on NYSE as Harper govt plans salmon farm expansion

    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.


    Chief issues urgent plea to save wild salmon from fish farm expansion

    Chief sees major salmon farm expansion on horizon – issues urgent plea to “lock arms”

    The chief of a coastal first nation wants public support to block a major salmon farm expansion.



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

    Fisheries minister responds to salmon farm concerns…sort of

    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.


    Canada taken to court over approval of GMO farmed salmon

    Canada taken to court over approval of GMO farmed salmon

    Environmental groups want a court to decide if the Canadian government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of GMO farmed salmon.