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…Read More >>
A Washington state senator is introducing legislation to ban open-net pen fish farms and says British Columbia should do the same…Read More >>
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. …Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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.…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
To understand just how important wild salmon are to the people of BC, consider this: a 2011 public opinion poll showed wild salmon are as culturally important to British Columbians as the French language is to Quebeckers…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>
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…Read More >>