16 Jun
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Wild First applauds Minister Jordan’s important decision not to allow restocking of fish farms in the Discovery Islands

Wild First congratulates Minister Jordan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, for her decision not to allow restocking of fish farms in the Discovery Islands, and for her decision not to extend Cermaq’s current license in the Discovery Islands area beyond June 2022. Thank you Minister Jordan, for listening to First Nations and the vast majority of […]

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26 May
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PRV originally from the Atlantic, spread to B.C. wild salmon from farms: Study

New research from UBC, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Genome BC & Pacific Salmon Foundation traces the origin of PRV (which causes kidney and liver damage in wild Chinook salmon) to Atlantic salmon farms in Norway, and finds that the virus is nearly ubiquitous in BC’s open net pen fish farms. Read more from […]

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15 May
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In the News: “Findings from the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) related to Piscine orthoreovirus in British Columbia”

Over the past several years, there have been increasing public concerns over the role of infectious disease in BC salmon declines, and specifically whether open-net salmon farming may increase pathogen exposure and disease risks to wild Pacific salmon. One pathogen, piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), has been of particular public concern, as it is the causative agent […]

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