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Recent Releases from Salmon and Sea Lice

Letter demanding Fisheries Act be applied to salmon farms attracts 9,000 signatures in one month

Published Fri, 27 Mar 2009 09:57:00 EST Read More

British Columbia Fisheries critic, NDP MLA Robin Austin tables Letter addressed to Federal Minister of Fisheries and Premier Campbell demanding Fisheries Act be applied to salmon "farms" Letter written by biologist Alexandra Morton, signed by 9,758 citizens in less than one month (March 26, 2009, Victoria, B.C.) Robin Austin MLA for Skeena and Opposition Critic for Fisheries "tabled" a letter today in the Legislature calling on the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada the ...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: World’s largest salmon producing river threatened by escape of 30,000 farmed fish

Published Thu, 3 Jul 2008 16:49:12 EST Read More

Attention: News, National, Reporters and Assignment Editors Interview Opportunity British Columbia – World’s largest salmon producing river threatened by escape of 30,000 farmed fish Who: Alexandra Morton What: On Canada Day, a Marine Harvest fish farm net released 30,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into the Campbell River putting them right in the path of wild juvenile salmon swimming down the Campbell River. The farmed fish are not indigenous to the coast and wil...... Click here to read this release



Scientific report says sea lice has spread to British Columbia’s most lucrative fish stock

Published Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:27:08 EST Read More

*High resolution images of juvenile salmon infected with sea lice are available Scientific report says sea lice has spread to British Columbia’s most lucrative fish stock Campbell River Salmon and Herring worth nearly $80 million to province last year Echo Bay, British Columbia, March 31, 2008 - The latest scientific paper on sea lice reports that infestations have spread to juvenile pink, chum, and sockeye salmon as well as juvenile herring near Campbell River fi...... Click here to read this release



British Columbia fish farms - Interview Opportunity

Published Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:25:19 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity: Alexandra Morton, Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station - Echo Bay, British Columbia North coast farm-free, south coast more farms On March 27, 2008, Pat Bell, British Columbia's Agriculture Minister, announced that there would be an immediate moratorium on any finfish farms north of Aristazabal Island, 150 kilometres south of the mouth of the Skeena River. The Minister also indicated that the BC government would cease issuing new ...... Click here to read this release