Monthly Archives: November 2011

Seattle PI article: A ‘smoking salmon’ report: Was deadly fish virus detected years ago?

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A Seattle Post Intelligencer article begins: “A 2004 draft manuscript, leaked out of Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, indicates that the deadly infectious salmon anemia virus was identified eight years ago in coho, pink and sockeye salmon taken from …

New Report Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Global Fisheries

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A new report from researchers at the University of British Columbia summarizes the impact of climate change on global fisheries that have already been affected by over-fishing, habitat degradation and pollution.  In the Fish Site article Climate Change Impacts on …

Watershed Watch Signs on to Letter from Scientists that Warns BC Mining Rush Would Harm Alaska and BC Salmon, Clean Water

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Watershed Watch joined with 35 other scientists in a letter to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today, asking for “her leadership to balance impending industrial development in northwest BC with the outstanding fish, wildlife and ecological values of this largely …

Banner Year for Selective Fisheries

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The days are growing shorter, the leaves are falling to the ground, and the final salmon runs of 2011 are making their way onto the spawning grounds. For reasons both good and bad, 2011 was a remarkable year for salmon …

Fundy Baykeeper media release: Cooke Aquaculture Case Raises Worries about Cuts to Environment Canada

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November 8, 2011 For Immediate Release (also available on CCNB Action website) Recent charges against Cooke aquaculture and three of its executives for the alleged use of illegal pesticides serve to highlight concerns about the ability of regulators to continue …