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Discovering how Listeria grows on refrigerated salmon

Listeria monocytogenes, in sufficient numbers on refrigerated food, can present the serious risk of listeriosis. Researchers have been investigating the growth mechanism of the bacterium to find a way of reducing infection rates.

Salmonid fish toxin could be effective against cancer

A fish toxin could be the basis of a new treatment for cancer, according to a study. This has been found by performing genetic testing on the humble zebrafish.

Culling seals to protect salmon causes anger

Edinburgh - This year in Scotland, so far, some 205 seals have been legally killed by farmers in order to protect their fish stocks. The issue has proved controversial with many environmentalists.

Environmentalists watching Mt. Polley and Pebble Mine Project

On August 4, a 580 acre tailing pond owned by Imperial Metals in British Columbia breached, dumping 1.3 billion gallons of toxic mine waste into the environment. On August 5, a Landsat 8 acquired an image of the area showing the extent of the damage.

Baby steelhead released early as California river water heats up

Rancho Cordova - State wildlife officials released hundreds of thousands of baby steelhead trout from a Northern California fish hatchery on Wednesday — months too early — to try to save their lives in the face of a severe drought.

Thousands more Norwegian farm salmon escape in latest incident

More than 47,000 farm-raised salmon have escaped their cages in northern Norway, the fifth such escape in two months. Environmentalists are warning that the country’s growing aquaculture industry could destroy native wild salmon stocks.

California salmon start hitching rides to Pacific Ocean

Rio Vista - Millions of young Chinook salmon will be catching rides to the Pacific Ocean this year because a severe drought has left Northern California's extensive river system too dry for them to get there on their own.

GM salmon moves closer to sale in Canada

Environment Canada has permitted the company AquaBounty Technologies to produce its genetically-modified fish eggs on a commercial scale.

Chile leading world exports of several fruit and seafood products

Although copper remains Chile's largest commodity export (60 percent), food exports from Chile are increasing with several products such as fresh grapes, blueberries and salmon leading exports in world markets.

Norwegian fish farm offers €60 reward for escaped salmon

A violent storm over last weekend allowed thousands of salmon to make a big escape from the Marine Harvest fish farm in Norway. Now anyone who catches one and returns it will receive a 500 kroner (60 euros, $80) reward for their trouble.

Coastal currents spread disease in salmon

Pancreas disease (PD) is currently the most serious of the viral infections affecting Norwegian farmed salmon. Research indicates that the spread of the disease is affected by the environment.

Oregon set to ban GM salmon and mandate GMO labeling

People all across the United States are demanding that foods are properly identified, and the state of Oregon is no exception

Op-Ed: Salmon Confidential — Canadian cover-up? Special

Follow biologist Alex Morton as she unravels the mysteries of BC’s declining salmon stocks using some of the world’s top fish labs. What she uncovers will surprise anyone who cares about our fish and all that depends on them.

Genetically modified salmon in stores soon?

A genetically engineered salmon has moved a step closer to appearing in stores after the FDA announced that the fish did not pose a threat either to the environment or to consumers.

Video: Honey the dog catches salmon swimming upstream on road

Seattle - The video shows a salmon swimming upstream on a flooded road in Seattle, Washington. A dog walks up and picks it up in its jaws with such practised ease that you may think picking up a live fish swimming in water is that easy.

Omega-3 in fish: Why salmon is healthy for pregnant women

Eating salmon twice per week during pregnancy increases omega-3 levels in both the mother and the developing child, improving the antioxidant defenses of both, a study has suggested.

Agriculture and jobs? or fish?

The battle over water in California is as old as the first settlements of the 49ers and who got how much water for sluicing or hydraulic mining. The arguments now revolve around the question of jobs or fish?

Op-Ed: Death comes to California sea lions who eat salmon

Sea lions in the United States are facing the 'death penalty' for doing what comes naturally, eating salmon just like humans do.

Canadian coalition demands government openness on GE salmon

Ottawa - A coalition consisting of 60 organizations representing Canadian ocean fisheries conservation, environmental and social justice groups are demanding the government of Canada be more open about the transgenic salmon called AquaAdvantage.

Salmon Hatchery at Weaver Creek, BC Special

Mission - Salmon farming is a big business on the west coast of British Columbia. Salmon hatchery at Weaver Creek is an open-to-public facility that's visited by people of all ages to learn this tasty fish life cycle.

Split opinions on GE salmon means FDA decision is stalled

While the US Food and Drug Administration declined to make a decision on AquaBounty's genetically engineered salmon, AquAdvantage, opponents are not taking a break.

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.

Transgenic salmon closer to achieving FDA approval

The biotechnological company seeking to obtain Food and Drug Administration approval to sell genetically modified salmon in the US was notified Wednesday that its application has progressed to the next, and near-final, stage in the approval process.

Company hopes its first commercial GM fish will be approved by US

A genetically modified salmon which grows at twice the speed of a normal salmon is now being reviewed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Inquiry into 2009 BC Sockeye salmon collapse is underway

Hearings for the inquiry looking into the collapse of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon fishery in 2009 got underway this week in Vancouver, British Columbia.

B.C. decision brings fish farming sea lice data out into open

A ruling by British Columbia's Office Information and Privacy Commissioner means that information about the health of farmed fish must be made public.

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.

BC fishermen: no indication Shea ready to act on Salmon crisis

The loss of an estimated 9 million fish from this season's Sockeye Salmon spawning run in British Columbia spells future trouble for the salmon fishery. Fishermen are anxious but the Canadian government is still not saying anything about the situation.

Annual Salmon Festival Begins in Campbellton, New Brunswick Special

The Campbellton Salmon Festival is an annual celebration of the Restigouche Salmon. Many events, new and traditional, are organized for all ages.

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L84 eating a salmon. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit)
L84 eating a salmon. (Photo by Dave Ellifrit)
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maple glazed salmon  cooked
maple glazed salmon, cooked
Smolt are herded from ponds to an area where pumps suck them up into tanker trucks like this one.
Smolt are herded from ponds to an area where pumps suck them up into tanker trucks like this one.
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The North Pacific Gyre Oscillation (NPGO) is an oceanic expression of the NPO. Source: Journal of Cl...
The North Pacific Gyre Oscillation (NPGO) is an oceanic expression of the NPO. Source: Journal of Climate, May 2008.
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Furunculosis is a highly infectious disease  that affect salmon in industrial farming operations.
Furunculosis is a highly infectious disease that affect salmon in industrial farming operations.
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Salmon leaping at Willamette Falls
Salmon leaping at Willamette Falls
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This fMRI data  revealed  the dead fish was thinking. BIRC holds the promise of improved imaging wit...
This fMRI data 'revealed' the dead fish was thinking. BIRC holds the promise of improved imaging with increased diagnostic accuracy and fewer false positives.
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Dinner.
Dinner.
A plate of salmon sashimi.
A plate of salmon sashimi.
Kudoa thyrsites (arrow) in body muscle of a yearling Atlantic salmon.

M-G G stain. X600.
Kudoa thyrsites (arrow) in body muscle of a yearling Atlantic salmon. M-G G stain. X600.
USGS
The PDO is the leading EOF of monthly sea surface temperature anomalies over the North Pacific after...
The PDO is the leading EOF of monthly sea surface temperature anomalies over the North Pacific after the global mean sea surface temperature anomaly is removed. The global pattern is computed as the regression of monthly sea surface anomalies on the principal component time-series. Data derived from HadISST (1880-2010).
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FISHING: A fisherman tries to catch steelhead trout at at Steelhead Beach Regional Park in Forestvil...
FISHING: A fisherman tries to catch steelhead trout at at Steelhead Beach Regional Park in Forestville, Calif., in 2007.
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Honey catches 2-foot salmon
Honey catches 2-foot salmon
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Adult sockeye salmon make bright orange splashes in the waters of a spring-fed channel to the Adams ...
Adult sockeye salmon make bright orange splashes in the waters of a spring-fed channel to the Adams River, British Columbia.
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An ISA virus infected salmon.
An ISA virus infected salmon.
Organic Slant
Jumping Salmon  Toft  Nordland Fylke  Norway.
Jumping Salmon, Toft, Nordland Fylke, Norway.
Thomas Bjørkan
A dinner of maple glazed salmon and spinach salad
A dinner of maple glazed salmon and spinach salad
Hazorea Aquatics salmon farm  Chile.
Hazorea Aquatics salmon farm, Chile.
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FISH: Mature chinook salmon swim upstream in the Lower Tuolumne River in California s Central Valley...
FISH: Mature chinook salmon swim upstream in the Lower Tuolumne River in California's Central Valley in 2008.
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A school of Chinook salmon.
A school of Chinook salmon.
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