17 Aug
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Canada’s salmon are at risk. How can tourists help?

Parasites and viruses can transfer from open-net farms to wild fish. This limits wild salmon’s growth and ability to evade predators and therefore survive, reproduce, and, eventually, feed the forest.   Read the full article from National Geographic here.

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26 Jul
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Vast majority of British Columbians (86%) are concerned about declining wild salmon stocks (Insights West poll, July 2021)

According to a recent Insights West poll, 86% of British Columbians are concerned about declining wild salmon stocks. Additionally, 75% of British Columbians support transition away from open net pen fish farms, and 66% feel the transition needs to happen immediately. Vancouver, BC — Insights West released a poll on Friday, July 23rd examining public […]

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05 Jul
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Federal Court dismisses Cermaq’s injunction motion

Wild First is pleased that the Federal Court dismissed Cermaq’s motion to force the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to reconsider her rejection of Cermaq’s applications to re-stock two open net pen fish farms in the Okisollo Channel. In December 2020, the Minister announced that open net-pen fish farms in the Discovery Islands would be […]

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03 Jul
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Argentina says no to salmon farming

Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province, approved a bill on June 20th that bans salmon farming in open net pens. “I have been fighting the global salmon farming industry for over two decades and the tide is now turning against this toxic industry,” said Don Staniford, a scientist, researcher and activist, in a release from […]

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02 Jul
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Norway’s salmon farming moves indoors

Norwegian salmon farming is moving indoors and further afield – to the United States. By raising the salmon on land, the industry is attempting to move away from the river or sea cages that have invited criticism over a slew of issues. Read more from Bangkok Post.

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