Common Sense Canadian
 

    Salmon Farming and Aquaculture
    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.



    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.


    Cohen-Salmon-Commission-One-year-later-and-nothing-from-DFO

    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 ...