December 13, 2017 – CBC

New research shows wild salmon exposed to fish farms have ‘much higher’ rate of disease

Wild salmon exposed to open-net fish farms are much more likely to be infected with piscine reovirus (PRV) than those that don’t have that contact, a new study has concluded…


November 30, 2017 – CBC

Blood discharge spewing into B.C. ocean infecting salmon: scientist

Wild salmon off the B.C. coast are swimming metres away from a stream of blood pouring into the water — the byproduct of farmed-salmon being processed at Brown’s Bay Packing Company, near Campbell River, B.C. …


September 7, 2017 – CBC

First Nations leaders rally in support of B.C. salmon farm occupation

Dozens of Indigenous leaders and protestors rallied outside the Vancouver Convention Centre today urging the province to dismantle salmon farms along the B.C. coast…


May 17, 2017 – FishAndFly

No More Open Sea Fish Farms says NASF

A stop to all further open-sea salmon farming in Norway has been announced. This is a very important step towards the protection of wild Atlantic salmon stocks, many of which are under threat from a variety of dangers.


December 23, 2016 – EcoJustice

Breaking news: An early Christmas present for wild salmon

Christmas has come early for B.C.’s wild salmon

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and aquaculture giant Marine Harvest have finally dropped their appeal of our precedent-setting Federal Court victory


August 20, 2016 – CBC

72 hours to vacate: First Nation gives eviction notice to salmon farm

Traditional Leaders of Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw board CERMAQ fish farm

A B.C. First Nation has served a 72-hour eviction notice to a fish farm on north end of Vancouver Island.

Hereditary chiefs from Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation boarded a Cermaq/Mitsubishi salmon farm off the Burdwood Islands earlier this week. Their message was clear: it’s time to leave…


July 19, 2016 – The Progress

Operation Virus Hunter launches with cautionary tale for wild salmon

It was a bit of a media circus Monday in Vancouver.

Scientists, First Nations and celebrities like Pamela Anderson and David Suzuki, were together for the launch of the new Sea Shepherd Conservation Society campaign, Operation Virus Hunter, led by biologist Alexandra Morton…


May 20, 2016 – News 1130

Biologist astonished DFO admits to finding fish disease in farmed salmon

An independent biologist is saying “finally” after the Department of Fisheries and Oceans admitted it has detected a potential disease in farmed fish.

“This is truly astonishing. I’m actually thunderstruck that they came forward with it,” says Alexandra Morton.

She began sounding the alarm about heart and skeletal muscle inflammation three years ago, and is relieved federal scientists are now acknowledging its presence…