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New study confirms: BC salmon farms amplify sea lice; controlling lice challenging

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A new scientific study, Dynamics of outbreak and control of salmon lice on two salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago, British Columbia, published this week in the on‐line journal, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, confirms that farmed salmon can significantly amplify sea …

Conservationists commend sockeye inquiry judge for ordering the release of salmon farm disease, sea lice and stocking data

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The Conservation Coalition — a participant group in the federal sockeye inquiry — applauds Justice Bruce Cohen’s order instructing the salmon farming industry and the federal and provincial governments to release farming data from 120 farms, dating back 10 years. …

Water opinion poll reveals wide public support for protecting water,rivers, and wild salmon

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Water identified as most important resource: But is Government willing to act? Watershed Watch Salmon Society is pointing to an opinion poll released today by McAllister Opinion Research group which indentifies overwhelming public support for better protection of water, natural …

New research suggests salmon farms and sea lice are the main cause of a 7-fold decrease in coho productivity in the Broughton Archipelago

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Two new sea lice papers published online in the Journal of Applied Ecology suggest that sea lice from salmon farms may be dramatically affecting the health of coho salmon populations in the Broughton Archipelago. The first paper, co-sponsored by Watershed …

Participants in sockeye Judicial Inquiry demanding salmon farm companies release critical disease, sea lice and stocking information

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Two participant groups in the Judicial Inquiry into the decline of Fraser River sockeye — the Conservation and Aquaculture Coalitions — are pressing for critical fish health and stocking records from the salmon farming industry, the Province of B.C. and …