MP Goldsmith-Jones, The time has come to transition to closed containment salmon aquaculture in British Columbia
June 13, 2018 Dear Editor, The time has come to transition to closed containment salmon aquaculture in British Columbia It is time to transition British Columbia’s open-net salmon aquaculture industry to closed containment. Momentum is gathering globally – and close to home – for very good reasons. Today, industry and communities face significant challenges which […]
A Mainstreet Research poll of BC residents shows that support for a ban of open-net pen fish farming increases as awareness of the negative environmental impact of fish farming grows. In the final release of an extensive study conducted in April among BC residents, the Mainstreet study concludes that opposition to open-net pen salmon farms […]
On May 7, 2018, government scientists joined scientists from the Pacific Salmon Foundation to publish a paper showing that Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) is implicated in the development of jaundice and anemia in Chinook salmon in BC. You can click here and read the paper: The same strain of Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV-1) is involved with the […]
A Mainstreet Research poll of BC residents shows that an overwhelming majority of BC residents who have an opinion (86%) think the BC government is getting a bad deal from open-net pen salmon farms. “Over three quarters of residents have an opinion on whether rents paid by BC salmon farmers are a good deal or […]
“Be safe!” yelled Farlyn as I rolled out of our small zodiac. Zipped tightly into my drysuit, with camera in hand, I ducked under the surface and descended into the blackness. My sister had maneuvered the boat over top of a very extraordinary reef in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory in the Broughton Archipelago off northern Vancouver […]
Federal and provincial governments get failing grades on protecting BC wild salmon: poll of British Columbians
New public opinion research shows that British Columbians overwhelmingly support greater protection of wild salmon populations by government. A new survey by Mainstreet Research shows that BC residents think both the federal and provincial governments are not doing a good job of protecting BC’s wild salmon population, and they expect better. “The importance of protecting […]
This morning the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development issued her Independent Auditor’s Report on salmon farming. The audit looked at whether Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) manage the risks associated with open net-pen salmon farming in a manner that protected wild fish. The Commissioner identified risks […]
Dr. Kristi Miller (and co-authors) has reported in a published paper that piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) and associated disease symptoms of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) and jaundice are present on B.C. salmon farms.
Scientists and experts from academia, First Nations, industry, non-profit organizations and government from Western Canada, Atlantic Canada, Norway, Ireland, Iceland and the US met and pooled expertise to assess the status of Pacific Salmon, and to advance opportunities for science-based management to address their multiple stressors.