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Canadian government gets failing grade in salmon farming audit

Ottawa - A new audit from Canada's federal environment commissioner found that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has not been managing the nation's fish farms very well, and has failed to enforce rules and manage the risk of infectious diseases.

B.C. government looks to the future with land-based aquaculture

British Columbia's minister in charge of aquaculture tenures for the province is hinting at a major change in the provincial government's approach to Atlantic salmon farming in Pacific waters.

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.

Chile salmon farms lose 23 million fish due to toxic algae bloom

An ongoing and deadly toxic algae bloom off the coast of Chile, the world's second largest salmon exporter, has sent the country's salmon industry into a tailspin.

What makes Sustainable Blue land-raised salmon special? Special

Halifax - While perusing the news this afternoon, I came across a story that piqued my interest because it was about sustainable farming of salmon on dry land, and not in the ocean, as most salmon-farming is done. Of course, I called the company.

From earliest human settlement in the Americas to modern city Special

Puerto Montt - Puerto Montt is a port city in southern Chile that thrives on salmon farming, trade and tourism. It is a port of call for international cruise ships and departure of vessels to Chiloé Island and the Patagonian Fjords in the far south of the continent.

Transgenic salmon included among the 50 ‘best inventions’ of 2010

The controversial fast-growing transgenic Atlantic salmon produced by AquaBounty Technologies has been included in a list of the 50 best inventions of 2010 in the on-line version of Time Magazine.
 

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