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Posts Tagged ‘net-cage salmon farm’

Yet another case for closed containment: St. Mary’s Bay, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Citizens gathered in Halifax last week to protest the Nova Scotia government’s approval of two huge new industrial-scale farms in St. Mary’s Bay, bringing with them foul-smelling bags of sludge collected from other salmon farms in the province. It’s come to this! Citizens hauling bags of sludge to the government’s door to try to get them to see – and smell – the unsustainability of net-cage salmon farms. (more…)

Proposed organic standards for farmed fish fail to reflect the general principles of organic production

Friday, September 10th, 2010

This summer organics hit a new low. With funding support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) members of the aquaculture industry developed their own draft organic aquaculture standards. The allowances in the standards—including organic certification of fish treated with antibiotics and chemicals toxic to marine organisms—would make any organic label reader turn pale. (more…)

Abundant Fraser sockeye returns in 2010 not a sign of general recovery

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Record returns of some Fraser River sockeye stocks have been making headlines over the past few weeks. With an estimated 34 million expected to return, this is in stark contrast to last year’s dismal return of only 1.5 million. While we celebrate, it’s important to remember that one good return year against a background of steady decline in Fraser sockeye over more than a decade does not signal recovery. (more…)