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New study suggesting sea lice not to blame for harming wild salmon inconclusive, unconvincing

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Dead juvenile pink salmon with lice

A new paper published this week suggesting that sea lice do not harm wild Pacific salmon does not provide conclusive evidence and fails to convince when weighed against the full scope of previous science on the subject. (more…)

DFO: objective science, maybe; objective communications, no way!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Real life court proceedings aren’t nearly as interesting as watching episodes of Law and Order or Judge Judy. Reading the transcripts is more akin to watching paint dry. But every so often a gem is unearthed. This little gem of an exchange is from the Cohen Commission transcript from Nov. 2nd. (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…)

Sea lice and Fraser River sockeye: understanding the issues

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

In addition to the sea lice research that CAAR is actively undertaking in the Broughton Archipelago Monitoring Program (BAMP), CAAR members have also been studying patterns of sea lice infections on juvenile Fraser River sockeye. (more…)

Esteemed scientists advise removal of salmon farms along wild salmon migration routes

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Early last month, a think tank of scientists gathered at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver to discuss possible causes of the Fraser River sockeye collapse and urgent next steps needed to protect this iconic species. The group released a statement – Adapting to Change: Managing Fraser sockeye in the face of declining productivity and increasing uncertainty – noting that the 2009 return was the lowest in 50 years and that the productivity of Fraser River sockeye has been declining since the mid-1990s to levels so low that they are almost unable to replace themselves. (more…)