SALMON FARMING

Sea lice affecting B.C. salmon populations increasingly resistant to drugs, researchers...

For years, environmental activists and some scientists have loudly voiced concerns for fish farming off B.C.'s coast, warning that the practice of raising salmon...

Residents concerned about salmon farm expansion near Liverpool

Some residents in the Liverpool area are worried about a possible expansion of Cooke Aquaculture's salmon farm in Liverpool Bay on the South Shore. The...

Lousy Choices: Drug Resistant Sea Lice in Clayoquot Sound

The spring of 2018 saw parasitic sea lice on both farmed and wild juvenile salmon in Clayoquot Sound reach levels never before seen in...

Sea lice outbreak shuts down Tofino salmon farm

A sea lice infestation forced Cermaq Canada to shut down its Fortune Channel salmon farm near Tofino over the summer. “Closing the site was the...

“I think this would be a shame for British Columbia.”

The polarized debate over fish farming in British Columbia is threatening a viable and sustainable food source for the world, warns Federal Fisheries Minister...

Why land-based fish farms work

The ‘Namgis First Nation has a long history of trying to solve the problems open netpen fish farming causes for wild salmon and their...

First Nations’ eco-knowledge vital for new salmon policy

The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs wants First Nations’ collective traditional ecological knowledge to be a critical part of Canada’s new Wild Salmon Policy. From...

Biological compass keeps salmon on track

It’s either in their nose or their retina but it’s there — a biological compass allowing Atlantic salmon to navigate along the contours of...

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