Media Releases

New research shows sea lice from salmon farms infect Fraser River sockeye salmon

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Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Watershed Watch Salmon Society media release regarding the new paper, Sea Louse Infection of Juvenile Sockeye Salmon in Relation to Marine Salmon Farms on Canada’s West Coast, published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE …

Half a million more farmed salmon being placed in the path of migrating Fraser River sockeye

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Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is in the process of adding 500,000 additional farmed salmon to one of BC’s most sensitive wild salmon migration routes. Located along the Wild Salmon Narrows, MHC’s Conville Bay farm (a site that hasn’t been used …

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 …