Farmed and Dangerous Blog

Archive for November, 2010

Profit is possible on all fronts with closed containment salmon farming

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

British Columbians are passionate about salmon — both wild and farmed. With the health of our wild salmon in question, many are wondering about the role of farmed salmon in the 2009 salmon crash. As the Cohen Commission slowly navigates its way through all the data, information and opinions, we know there is a real solution for a known risk to wild salmon, and a recent report shows that this solution is economically viable. (more…)

For the love of sockeye

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Spectators gathering at the Adams River, October 2010

Last month I had the privilege of witnessing the miraculous abundance of Fraser River sockeye returning this year. The Adams River was a whir of activity as people jostled for the best position to see as the salmon fought the currents and each other for the best mate and place for a spawning redd. Tears welled up frequently as I marveled at the beauty and the miracle of their unlikely return. (more…)

Elevated sea lice levels reported in the wake of new published science in Discovery Islands

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

New research published last week confirming salmon farms as a major source of sea lice on juvenile salmon migrating through the Discovery Islands has come at the same time CAAR campaigners have discovered salmon farming companies in this region are reporting elevated lice levels on their farms. (more…)