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Salmon farm secrecy: Will DFO ever release the licences?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
net-cage salmon farm

Open net-cage salmon farm, Photo: Lara Renehan

Ever wonder how many thousands upon thousands of farmed salmon are stocked in net-cages along the BC coast? How many millions of Atlantic salmon are held in pens on the migratory path of wild Pacific salmon? Ever wonder why our governments seem determined to keep this information hidden? (more…)

Are ‘Frankenfish’ headed for grocery store shelves in Canada?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Aquabounty salmon vs. normal salmon

Q: What do you get when you mix the genes of an Atlantic salmon, a Chinook salmon and an ocean pout?

A: The latest in the world of salmon farming – the “Frankenfish”. It’s a genetically engineered construct with a voracious appetite and a growth rate twice that of any natural salmon. An American company, AquaBounty, is trying to bring the fish to market. (more…)