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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.

Deadly salmon disease found in some B.C. fish farms

Vancouver - A deadly viral disease that proved to be devastating to Norwegian salmon farmers in the 1990s has been found by federal scientists in farmed salmon in British Columbia.

Hatchery-raised salmon are genetically different from wild salmon

Hatchery raised-salmon bred to help bolster wild stocks in British Columbia become genetically different than their wild counterparts in only one generation, according to a study by researchers at Oregon State University.

Photo Essay: Wonders of nature at the Vancouver Aquarium Special

Vancouver - About 50,000 aquatic creatures make their home at the Vancouver Aquarium. With a focus on communication and research, the dazzling exhibits entertain and educate visitors promoting conservation of wildlife in marine and freshwater environments.

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.

Why are British Columbia's salmon dying?

British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen has been reviewing stacks of evidence, much of it conflicting, in the vast "crime scene" of the Province’s missing millions of salmon, and focusing on five environmental culprits in a complex scenario.

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.

Food alert for Classic Canadian Wild Sockeye Trims

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Classic Smokehouse Inc. are warning the public not to consume Classic Canadian Wild Sockeye Trims because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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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Sea lice on a wild salmon fingerling caught close to a salmon farm in British Columbia.
Sea lice on a wild salmon fingerling caught close to a salmon farm in British Columbia.
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Hatchery-raised salmon.
Hatchery-raised salmon.
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