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Posts Tagged ‘scientific evidence’

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…)

DFO’s slick language in parliament illustrates how to side-step the weight of scientific evidence

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Trevor Swerdfager, Director General of Aquaculture for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) recently spoke to the Parliament’s Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans about salmon aquaculture. It’s an interesting read for anyone who wants to learn more about exactly what our government is being told about salmon farming from one of DFO’s head honchos. Certain passages also illustrate the precise manner in which DFO dances around incoming projectiles and flying shrapnel. (more…)