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New paper: Norwegian virus devastating to farmed salmon spreads to Canada and Chile

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The press release Norwegian virus devastating to farmed salmon spreads to Canada and Chile announces that “The first scientific publication on the occurrence of piscine reovirus outside of Norway was published on July 11 in Virology Journal. The report, Whole-genome analysis …

Nine-year study confirms sea lice outbreaks on farms cause wild salmon declines (Updated)

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A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications by Canadian scientists, including researchers from Watershed Watch Salmon Society and the University of Alberta found that treating farm salmon with pesticides to control sea lice, well before wild juvenile pink …

New study indicates decreasing sockeye productivity

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The study A widespread decrease in productivity of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) populations in western North America published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences analysed “64 stocks of sockeye salmon from British Columbia, Washington, and Alaska to …

Competition, climate, and salmon farms linked to Fraser sockeye declines

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Several factors—including farmed salmon—appear to be responsible for the plight of Canada’s most valuable salmon, according to research published in the journal Conservation Letters. The study, carried out by an international group of scientists and sponsored in part by Watershed …

New research indicates risks of hatcheries to wild salmon

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A special edition of Environmental Biology of Fishes has been released containing more than 20 studies that indicate that hatchery raised salmon are harming wild salmon as they compete for food and habitat.  For more information, see the media below …