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Posts Tagged ‘wild salmon migration route’

Salmon farming industry puts wild salmon at increased risk by reactivating farm along Wild Salmon Narrows migration route

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Fifty-five organizations and thousands of concerned citizens have been calling for the removal of five salmon farms along Okisollo and Hoskyn Channels on the north and east side of Quadra Island, a critical Fraser River sockeye migration route. This call was supported by the conclusions of a think tank of scientists who convened at Simon Fraser University in 2009 to discuss the potential causes of the Fraser River sockeye collapse. Included in their recommendations was the experimental removal of salmon farms along Fraser River sockeye migration corridors. (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…)

First Nations group wants net-cage farms out!

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Over the past year, CAAR members have been travelling in the Fraser and Thompson River Basins, meeting with representatives of a number of Indigenous Nations to share information about the potential danger to out-migrating juvenile salmon as they pass by open net-cage salmon farms in the northern Georgia Strait. These groups voiced grave concerns that net-cage farms may be partly responsible for the loss of wild salmon – an essential part of the land and culture. (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…)