Salmon Aquaculture

Newsroom: Fish Farming Archives

2013

BC government won't issue new or expanded licences in Discovery Islands - March 22, 2013 

Conservation Organizations Question Closed Containment Salmon Farming Report - March 7, 2013 

2012

Cohen Inquiry recommendations lay groundwork for salmon recovery - October 31, 2012 

CAAR calls for full implementation of Cohen recommendations - October 31, 2012

Salmon farm certification standards too weak to protect wild salmon - June 14, 2012 

New Canadian 'Organic' Aquaculture Standard Fails to meet True Organic Principles - May 9, 2012

CAAR opposes planned open net cage salmon production increases- April 17, 2012 

Georgia Strait Alliance says salmon farmers agreement no reprieve forwild salmon - March 9, 2012  

2011

Mainstream's certification not 'best practices' - December 16, 2011

Urgent action required to identify and contain spread of Infectious Salmon Anemia - November 10, 2011

54 Local, Provincial and National organizations call for immediate closure of salmon farms along wild salmon migration route - September 6, 2011 

New salmon farm proposed in Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, CAAR calls for moratorium on net-cage tenures - May 18, 2011

Salmon farm restocking threatens wild salmon migration route - April 28, 2011

Salmon farm restocking threatens wild salmon migration route - April 28, 2011 

From sea to poison sea, Harper government proposes new regulation that would facilitate toxic pesticide use on salmon farms - February 16, 2011  

CAAR celebrates AgriMarine's first commercial scale closed containment tank installation - January 17, 2011    

Half a million more farmed salmon being placed in the path of migrating Fraser River sockeye - January 7, 2011

2010

New Pacific Aquaculture Regulations pose major concerns, only marginal improvements - December 10, 2010 

Cohen Inquiry orders release of salmon farm data - December 8, 2010 

DFO study affirms viability of closed containment technology for salmon aquaculture - November 24, 2010 

Elevated lice levels reported in the wake of new published science in Discovery Islands - November 12, 2010 

New research suggests salmon farms & sea lice are main cause of 7-fold decrease in coho productivity in Broughton Archipelago - October 7, 2010  

Participants in Sockeye Judicial Inquiry demand salmon farm companies release critical disease, sea lice and stocking information - September 22, 2010 

Draft Global Salmon Farming Standards Out for Comment - August 3, 2010 

Draft Pacific Aquaculture Regulations, public comment period ends September 8, 2010 - July 20, 2010 

Join the Get Out Migration from Earth Day (April 22nd) to Mother's Day (May 9th). We hope to see you there! - April 20, 2010  

Strathcona Regional District zoning bylaw voted down at fourth reading for proposed Gunner Point fish farm in Sunderland Channel. - March 23, 2010

Strathcona Regional District votes down Gunner Pt zoning bylaw - March 23, 2010

Video update of Wild Salmon Narrows fish farms - March 9, 2010 

DFO threatened with lawsuit by one of our partners at the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform over proposed expansion of a fish farm - February 22, 2010

Activists, salmon farmers work together: Groups co-operate on pilot project using closed-containment system - February 4, 2010

Follow up letter to King of Norway re: Protecting Wild Salmon from Norwegian-owned Open Net-cage Salmon Farms - January 29, 2010 

2009

Save Our Kids Salmon make appearances throughout BC - December 4, 2009

Seeking organizations to sign on to Wild Salmon Narrows Declaration - November 24, 2009 

Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform recommends funding for Closed System Aquaculture Innovation Pilot Program in 2010 BC Budget Submission - October 23, 2009

Wild Salmon Narrows: The People Meet Jody Eriksson, part of the Discovery Island team sampling for sea lice on juvenile salmon in the northern Strait of Georgia region - October 15, 2009

Salmon Farming Blog launched - October 15, 2009 

Georgia Strait Alliance signs on to Letter to King Harald V of Norway, Protecting Wild Salmon from Open Net-cage Salmon Farms - August 14, 2009

Letter to Mainstream Canada asking them to not restock Brent Island fish farm along Wild Salmon Narrows migration Route - July 23, 2009 

Research indicates lower levels of sea lice in 2009 in Broughton Archipelago - July 22, 2009

Wild Salmon the losers as zoning for massive new salmon farm approved - June 25, 2009

Update on Grieg Seafood's Rezoning Application for two new Fish Farms near Sayward - June 25, 2009  

First Nation comment on fish farming in Georgia Strait and proposed new farms at Gunner Pt and Yorke Island - June 22, 2009 

Emergency closure of five open net-cage salmon farms required to protect migrating salmon - June 16, 2009

BC Election May 12: Political Action on Salmon Farms is Way Overdue - May 1, 2009

Fraser River sockeye may be at risk of sea lice infection from salmon farms - March 23, 2009

Fisheries Ignored 500 Names. Can it Ignore 5,000? - March 23, 2009

Fraser River sockeye at risk from fish farms? - March 23, 2010    

Compass Group Canada commits to wild salmon - March 16, 2009 

Groups Condemn Province's Failure to Act on Aquaculture Solutions - February 17, 2009

BC Supreme Court delivers ruling in fish farming case - February 9, 2009

Environmental Groups Commend Salmon Forum's Acknowledgement of Fish Farm Problems, Demand Government Action on Key Recommendations- February 5, 2009

Georgia Strait Alliance letter to newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Lands - February 3, 2009 

First Nations sue over salmon: Class action sites damage caused by aquaculture to wild fish stocks - February 2, 2009 

Georgia Strait Alliance signs on to Infectious Salmon Anemia letter over concerns the disease could be spread by fish farms here in BC - January 26, 2009

Annual Review of Environment and Resources Examines Impacts of Fisheries on Forage Fish 
(From Ocean Update -http://www.seaweb.org/ January, 2009) 

Israel Removes All Fish Farms from Gulf of Eliat - Israel Ministry of the Environment - January 19, 2009

2008

Ocean fish farming harms wild fish, study says - by Dr. Neil Frazer - December 11, 2008 

Sea Lice, Aquaculture and 'Namgis Resistance, Kwakwaka'waka. An Indigenous perspective on events that affect the Kwakwaka'wakw. A strong and proud people - December 9, 2008

Closed Containment Support Proposed for the 2009 BC Budget - November 19, 2008

Fish farm industry poised for massive expansion - November 19, 2008

A Canadian Tragedy, by Dr. Neil Frazer - November 12, 2008    

Strathcona Regional District Passes Resolution in Support of Funding Salmon Aquaculture Closed Containment - August 12, 2008

Salmon Aquaculture Industry in Compliance with Woefully Weak Regulations - July 10, 2008

Farmed fish escapes preventable: closed containment needed now - July 3, 2008

New Report Says We Can Have Our Fish and Eat It Too: Global Assessment of Closed System Aquaculture - May 15, 2008

The Hoof and Mouth Disease of the Salmon Farming Industry - April 7, 2008

Alexandra Morton on Feds' Veto of Fish-Fry-Rescue Plan - April 5, 2008  

Sea Lice Found on Juvenile Sockeye & Herring as Well as Pinks & Chums Near Fish Farms in Northern Georgia Strait - April 2008

GSA Takes "Closing in on Sustainable Salmon Farming" Presentation About Closed Containment on the Road - April 2008

GSA Welcomes Reprieve for North Coast, Urges Action to Protect South Coast - March 27, 2008

Salmon Farming Drastically Reducing Wild Salmon World Wide - Feb. 2008

Salmon Farms Drive Wild Salmon to Extinction - Feb. 2008

2007

New Salmon Aquaculture Waste Regulations: An Exercise in Futility? - Nov. 2007

Choices for a Greener Future: Budget 2008 - Submission to BC Government by Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform - October 26, 2007

Closed Containment a Reality - Fall 2007

Bear Witness, Alexandra Morton - September 2007

Environmental groups applaud federal funding for closed-containment fish-farm project - July 31, 2007

Fish Farm Research Project Receives Funding - Commercial Scale Closed Containment Project Closer to Reality - July 27, 2007

NY Times Ad Calls on Safeway to Stop Selling Farmed Salmon, Demand More Sustainable Product - June 22, 2007

Photos from Sea lice Sampling - Ruby Berry - Spring 2007

Special Committee Recommends Closed Containment - May 2007

Groups Call for Government Action on Aquaculture Committee's Key Recommendations - May 16 2007

Alexandra Morton Wins Conservation Award - May 3, 2007

Salmon Farms continue to pose danger to marine animals - April 24, 2007

Xwemalhkwu First Nation and Marine Harvest reach agreement to close Church House fish farm - March 31, 2007

2005 - 2006

PanFish's Expansion Application (Hardwicke Island), and our response – December 2006 

Ecological Fiscal Reform: A briefing to the Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture - November 2006 

Neil Frazer’s submission to the Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture - October 2006

GSA submission re: proposed rezoning of Gunner Point and Yorke Island - September 2006 

Submission to Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture on the failure of consultation and BC's escapes regulation at Church House - June 7, 2006

Aquaculture Company, First Nations And Environmental Coalition Reach Unprecedented “First Step” Agreement - January 12, 2006

GSA submission regarding proposed netcage fish farm at Raven Bay, Texada Island (PDF) - October 31, 2005 

GSA submission re: proposed sablefish farm at Brew Bay, Cortes Island (PDF) - October 5, 2005 

Early Numbers Show Another Pink Salmon Collapse in the Making - Sept. 28, 2005

Coalition Challenges Feds to Stop Spread of Disease in BC’s Fish - June 9, 2005

Xwemalhkwu (Homalco) First Nation Win Historic Court Case - March 3, 2005

Sea Lice Action Plan Will Not Protect Wild Salmon - January 17, 2005

2003 - 2004

First Nation Stops Atlantic Salmon Transfers - December, 28, 2004

Heritage Withdraws Fish Farm Application For Bute Inlet - December 20, 2004

Salmon Farm Denied - December 3, 2004

Letter re Sablefin Hatchery Waste Management Permit - October 15, 2004 

Submission re: proposed Ahlstrom Point (Jervis Inlet) salmon farm - September 8, 2004 

Federal Candidates Answer On Salmon Farming - June 25, 2004

Sablefish Aquaculture Operation "Obscene" - May 19, 2004

GSA submission re: proposed Raza Island rezoning - May 18, 2004 

Xwémalhkwu (Homalco) First Nation and Georgia Strait Alliance Form Partnership - April 29, 2004

The BC Government receives a failing grade (‘F') for its regulation of the salmon farming industry in a Report Card released today - March 30, 2004

Submission re: proposed Downie Range fish farm - March 5, 2004 

Sierra Legal Defence Fund demands investigation of suspicious dealings regarding fines against aquaculture companies - February 5, 2004

Sea Lice and Farmed Salmon: Fatal Combination - WaveLength Magazine - Dec/Jan. 2004

BC Government Passes Bill 48 Despite Strong Opposition - October 21, 2003

DFO Fails To Prosecute Illegal Fish Farm - August 21, 2003

2000 - 2002

Lifting the moratorium of salmon farming is based on ideology not science - Sept 12, 2002

Submission to DFO re: proposed Church House fish farm - July 15, 2002 

Ending ban on new salmon farms short-sighted, groups say - April 29, 2002

Submission to Regional District of Comox Strathcona re:Church House Bay rezoning application - April 6, 2002

Environmentalists quit salmon farm advisory body - Feb. 1, 2002

Group says polluting fish farms should be charged - Aug. 29, 2001

Submission #2 to Regional District of Comox Strathcona re:Church House rezoning application - July 21, 2001 

Ecological footprint of farmed and caught salmon (Letter to Premier by William E. Rees PhD, July 17, 2001) 

Farmed Fish Parasites Devastate Wild Salmon - June 26, 2001

Submission to Regional District of Comox Strathcona re:rezoning of Bute Inlet - June 5, 2001 

Environmental groups are applauding the approval of a land-based salmon farm - March 5, 2001

Submission to Standing Committee (Appendix 3): Fish Farming isn't Good Economics (Tidepool) - February 2000 

Submission to Standing Committee (Appendix 6): Salmon Farming, A False Economy (Friends of the Earth, Scotland) - February 2000 

1997 - 1999

Alliance Condemns DFO's Fish Farm Policy, June 27, 1999

Fish farming countries rank high in World's Most Environmentally Destructive Countries -  October 1998

Alliance supports First Nations' opposition to Fish Farms - August 1997

Alliance recommends solutions to salmon farming problems - Sept. 1997

Hundreds call for Fish Farm Moratorium - July 1997

Slow Justice, No Justice: Environmental Racism in Fish Farm Siting - April 25, 1997 

Expert findings Confirm Fish Farm Concerns - March 1997

First Nations, Other Groups Unite on Fish Farm Concerns - Jan. 1997

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