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Atlantic salmon News

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Gulf Coast

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued this afternoon as Potential Tropical Cyclone Seven (PTC-7) is forecast to be a tropical depression by Monday morning and a tropical storm by Labor Day evening.

Virus affecting farmed Atlantic salmon puts wild salmon at risk

Vancouver - A virus known to affect farmed Atlantic salmon may cause jaundice and anemia in wild Chinook salmon, according to research released today by the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI).

Washington state bans Atlantic salmon farming in state waters

Seattle - Atlantic salmon net-pen farming will be phased out in Washington state by 2025 under legislation passed by the state Senate on Friday after a tough floor fight and some fancy parliamentary footwork.

Atlantic salmon declines worsen, conservationists report

The population estimate for North American Atlantic salmon in 2016 was dismal, coming in lower than the year before and raising the specter of an even worse decline for 2017, according to conservationists.

Op-Ed: Farm-raised salmon — What you don't know about your fish

I recently wrote a story about salmon farming practices in Chile. I focused on the horrendous amount of antibiotics used by fish farmers, and then I became curious. Why were human-use antibiotics being used at all? Here is what I found out.

Report: 8% of Chile's salmon stocks in volcano danger zone

Puerto Montt - Chile's salmon industry operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano. The Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production.

Review: ‘Salmon in the Sea’ — Is farmed salmon a threat to wild salmon? Special

Campbell River - A recent segment of CBS’ “60 Minutes” focuses on the positive and adverse aspects of salmon farming, potential threats of this activity to wild salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest, and comparative facets of salmon products for the consumer.

‘Myths and realities’ about transgenic salmon reviewed in Chile Special

Puerto Montt - Scientists, representatives of the Chilean salmon aquaculture industry and government officials met in the city of Puerto Montt, Chile, to discuss research and potential production aspects in connection with AquaBounty’s transgenic salmon.

US Food and Drug says GE salmon doesn't pose a risk

Washington - The US Food and Drug Administration has AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon is safe to eat, and does not pose an environmental risk. The GE fish still has not been approved, but a decision is expected in the near future.

Reduced research funds hamper study of declining Atlantic salmon

Saint Andrews - DFO funds allocated to study the decline of wild Atlantic salmon populations in the Maritime Provinces are declining along with the salmon. The Atlantic Salmon Federation claims that this could worsen the already precarious situation of the fish.

Nova Scotia oil spill caused by vandalism poses threat to salmon

An apparent act of senseless vandalism saw the unintended release of about 600 litres of oil from an outdoor fuel tank at Buddy's Billiards and Social Club in Sackville, Nova Scotia on Sunday.
 

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Adult Atlantic salmon used in reproductive research
Adult Atlantic salmon used in reproductive research
Clean water means no pathogens  and no disease means the fish lead a drug-free life
Clean water means no pathogens, and no disease means the fish lead a drug-free life
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Adult Atlantic salmon used in reproductive research
Adult Atlantic salmon used in reproductive research
Looking down from the tank room in the Atlantic Salmon Farm.
Looking down from the tank room in the Atlantic Salmon Farm.
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ASF Researcher Jonathan Carr reads data received by a VR2 Sonic receiver.
ASF Researcher Jonathan Carr reads data received by a VR2 Sonic receiver.
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