Salmon Farming

Sea Lion Deaths Are Not Okay

Jeremy Dunn | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeremy Dunn

The population of California sea lions has been on a steady climb since the end of commercial hunting in the 1970's, and are now estimated to number around 240,000. Climate change is adding to the challenge and has played havoc with the sea lions' natural food supply, resulting in the death and stranding of thousands of sea lions and pups along the entire Pacific Coast.

Seals And Sea Lions Pay The Price For B.C. Salmon Farming

Jeff Matthews | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Jeff Matthews

"Marine mammal interactions" (a.k.a. deaths) are a well-known and inevitable consequence of open-pen salmon farming. It's hard not to see how putting large numbers of slow-moving, artificially fattened fish directly into the habitat of hungry sea lions is flawed by design.

Ending Open-Net Salmon Farming Is The Only Way Forward

Dan Lewis | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dan Lewis

While B.C. salmon runs are greatly diminished from historic levels, what is left is world-class and definitely worth fighting for. Wild salmon face a multitude of challenges, but aquaculture is one which is entirely within our ability to regulate.

Is Salmon Farming B.C.'s Version Of The Tar Sands?

Jeff Matthews | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

When you are a multi-billion dollar, foreign-owned industry continuously mired in controversy over your environmental record, you have but two options: you clean up your act, or you clean up your image. The latest public relations offensive from B.C. salmon farmers leaves little doubt that for them, image is everything.

Ahousaht First Nation Warriors Win B.C. Salmon Farm Standoff

Jeff Matthews | Posted 09.24.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

A salmon farm like the one proposed can create about the same amount of raw sewage as a city the size of Kelowna. "It's common sense," says Lennie John. "We fish in these waters for food, we don't go into Cermaq's kitchen and leave manure all over the floor."

How Vivian Krause Became The Poster Child For Canada's Anti-Environment Crusade

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

To Krause, it seemed suspicious that foundations from across the border were giving money to Canadian groups working on Canadian conservation and energy issues. It must be, Krause surmised, that these big foundations are spending their dollars to manipulate Canadian energy and environment politics to further American interests.

Salmon Farms: Has Anything Changed After a Decade of Controversy?

David Suzuki | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

The David Suzuki Foundation and others have run ads over the past decade decrying British Columbia's open net-cage salmon farm industry. With significant expansion planned for the West Coast, the question remains: Has B.C.'s salmon farm industry improved?

Loblaws Makes A Huge Change On Salmon

CP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Grocery giant Loblaws will be the first retailer in North America to sell a new type of responsibly-farmed salmon, an offering it hopes wi...

Land Salmon Is Coming!

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Business

As its name implies, the Atlantic salmon has always been seen as an ocean dweller. But the Canadian fishing industry is on the verge of being able to ...

Swimming At The Centre Of A Legal Battle

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An effort by environmentalists, a First Nation and commercial fishermen to use a NAFTA side agreement to force Canada to change the way it...

Salmon Report Skewers Feds

CP | Dene Moore and Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A sitting judge spent three years and $26 million looking for answers around the collapse of a Fraser River sockeye salmon run, but before...

Anti-Salmon Farming Campaign Lands Don Staniford In Court For Defamation

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Living

VANCOUVER - Don Staniford says he's never had a fist fight — not even during his most ferocious action as a rugby player in high school or as a socc...

Fishy Situation: Inquiry Looks For Where All The Salmon Went

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - After months of hearings in relative obscurity, the public inquiry into the decline of sockeye along British Columbia's fabled Fraser Rive...