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Archive for October, 2010

CAAR declines DFO invitation to consult on federal plan to expand net-cage salmon farming in BC

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Finally! Canada’s federal government is developing a plan to deal with aquaculture! The National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan Initiative (NASAPI) will be on the agenda of the joint federal and provincial fisheries ministers meeting in November.

Sounds promising, doesn’t it? A federal ‘action’ plan for aquaculture – and a ‘strategic’ one at that! So is the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) finally coming to grips with the impact of open net-cages on our marine ecosystems and the harm being visited on our wild salmon, fishing communities, rockfish, lobsters and sea lions?

Net pen in the Broughton Archipelago

Sadly, no. (more…)

Evidence continues to mount linking net pen salmon farms to declines in wild fish

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Coho salmon with louse infection by Stan Proboszcz

Two new sea lice papers published online in the Journal of Applied Ecology suggest that sea lice from salmon farms may be dramatically affecting the health of coho salmon populations in the Broughton Archipelago. (more…)