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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).

Omega-3 levels drop by half in farmed salmon

Stirling - A new report indicates that farmed salmon have considerably lower levels of omega-3s compared with wild salmon. Omega-3 oils are considered beneficial to many diets.

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.

Study clears farm salmon from causing decline of wild salmon

A study headed up by a veterinary pathologist from the University of California Davis has cleared fish farms based in British Columbia of causing the decline of wild salmon populations through passing on sea lice.

Protest against fish farms draws hundreds in Vancouver

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Vancouver Saturday, asking the government of Canada to do more to protect wild salmon, specifically to ban open-net salmon farms.
 

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Workers handle farmed salmon in a processing plant.
Workers handle farmed salmon in a processing plant.
Farm-raised salmon on crushed iced prior to entering the processing line.
Farm-raised salmon on crushed iced prior to entering the processing line.
File photo: Farm-raised salmon fillets at a processing plant.
File photo: Farm-raised salmon fillets at a processing plant.

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