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    Salmon Farming and Aquaculture
    Harper Government quietly mulls BC salmon farm expansion

    Harper Government quietly mulls BC salmon farm expansion

    The Harper government has quietly opened the door to a major expansion of B.C.’s controversial fish farm sector, despite the concerns of a federal inquiry.


    Canadian taxpayers bail out Norwegian fish farms for diseased fish

    Canadian taxpayers bail out Norwegian fish farms for diseased fish

    The only thing keeping profits afloat for a number of Norwegian salmon farms in Canada is the hundreds of millions of dollars they net from taxpayers when their fish die of disease.



    Harper govt extends farmed salmon moratorium in BC

    Harper govt extends salmon farm moratorium in BC, critics say DFO ignoring Cohen recommendations

    Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says she won't lift the moratorium on new salmon farms in BC's Discovery Islands, but critics maintain DFO isn't addressing the recommendations of the Cohen Commission.


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    Cohen Commission on salmon: a year later and nothing from DFO

    DFO is doing nothing about salmon viruses and the Cohen Commission's recommendations on fish farms.



    Peter Ladner: Harper Govt doing nothing to stem collapse of $1.5 billion wild salmon industries

    Peter Ladner: Harper Govt doing nothing to stem collapse of $1.5 billion wild salmon industries

    Read this Aug 27 story from Peter Ladner in Business in Vancouver on the lack of action from the Harper Government to stem the decline of BC’s sockeye following the $26 million Cohen Commission. It is now 10 months since ...


    New Norwegian salmon virus plagues BC's salmon

    New Norwegian salmon virus plagues BC’s salmon

    Read this Aug. 25 Vancouver Observer story from BC filmmaker Twyla Roscovich on piscine reovirus – a disease thought to originate in Norway that is impacting BC’s wild salmon. Over 90 per cent of B.C. farmed salmon ...



    Salmon Farming Kills campaign ruled defamation on appeal

    ‘Salmon Farming Kills’ campaign ruled defamation on appeal

    Anti-salmon farming activist Don Staniford was hit with a lifetime ban on his campaign targeting the Norwegian-owned aquaculture industry and $75,000 in damages.


    Norwegian salmon virus discovered in BC

    Norwegian salmon virus discovered in BC

    Independent salmon biologist Alexandra Morton recently co-published evidence of the first occurrences in BC of a potentially deadly Norwegian salmon virus. Watch a new video on the virus.



    Researchers concerned stripping of salmon virus lab's credentials will have chilling effect on science

    Researchers concerned stripping of salmon virus lab’s credentials will have chilling effect on science

    Read this July 7 story from the Canadian Press on the stripping of a leading Canadian virus testing lab's credentials by the World Animal Health Organization over the contentious discovery in BC of a virus deadly to salmon. Res...


    Alex Morton

    Piscine Reovirus Pt.1: New Salmon Disease Sweeping the Coast?

    If the “research” recommendations of the Cohen Commission Report into disappearing Fraser River sockeye are to be implemented, then the study of “pathogens” emanating from net-pen salmon farms would be a useful place to...