Blog Posts - Salmon Farms



Cohen Commission recommendations gather dust while salmon farm applications keep on coming

By now there must be half an inch of dust atop the Cohen Commission’s report on the plight of the Fraser River sockeye as it languishes on some forgotten bookshelf in an Ottawa backroom. How else to explain the total disregard for commission’s fi...
by Water Blogged on Feb 19, 2015

Incidental catch: in the wrong place at the wrong time

Will Soltau is Sustainable Fisheries and Salmon Farming Campaign Manager for Living Oceans Society. A while back I blogged about the outbreaks of the IHN virus at salmon feedlots in BC and how they may have been avoidable if a vaccine was used. As i...
by Water Blogged on Jan 21, 2013

Demystifying “organic” farmed salmon: Is there such a thing?

Kelly Roebuck is the Sustainable Seafood Campaign Manager at Living Oceans Society. (Graphic Credit: This Magazine) What comes to mind when you think about organic certified food? Perhaps you think of food that is better for us and the plan...
by Water Blogged on May 10, 2012

ISA test results inconclusive

The BC Salmon Farmers are crowing over today’s media conference announcing the results of further testing for the ISA virus in Pacific salmon. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the salmon farming industry’s public relations division – ak...
by Water Blogged on Nov 8, 2011

Environment Canada lays charges against east-coast salmon farming operation

There are some things that we all know not to do. You don't tug on Superman’s cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't reveal to the world that the Lone Ranger has poorly maintained eyebrows by pulling off his mask. And you do not poison lobst...
by Water Blogged on Nov 3, 2011

Hitting close to home: Sointula, Rivers Inlet sockeye, and Infectious Salmon Anemia

Will Soltau is the Local Coordinator for Living Oceans Society's Salmon Farming campaignEven though tonight is game six of the World Series, I’m blogging about those Rivers Inlet sockeye that tested positive for the Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (...
by Water Blogged on Oct 27, 2011

Deadly salmon virus found in B.C. sockeye

The highly contagious virus that wiped out seventy percent of Chile’s farmed salmon industry has now been confirmed in B.C. wild salmon. The devastating news that Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) is definitely present in B.C. was delivered by Simon...
by Water Blogged on Oct 18, 2011

Prisoner of Hope

The following is a post from Cath Stewart, Living Oceans Society's Salmon Farming Campaign Manager. Cath will be on the stand at the Cohen Commission September 7 and 8. “I’m not an optimist, I’m a prisoner of hope”. Those words from Archbi...
by Water Blogged on Sep 7, 2011

"Way I Sea It" Contest: Preparing for the Journey

Next week, I have the great privilege to sail through the magical Broughton Archipelago. Your votes for my blog post about how my life veered off the highway to Whangamata and led to a career in ocean conservation helped me win the Way I Sea it conte...
by Water Blogged on Aug 17, 2011

Is this your idea of 'organic' farmed salmon?

I'm no expert, but every time I buy organic meat, I'm wagering that the animals were treated better than the average, they were fed organic food that itself is free from toxins, and in general, the meat was produced in the most non-environmentally d...
by Water Blogged on May 19, 2011

What’s the difference between organic and conventional meat?

I'm no expert, but every time I buy organic meat, I'm wagering that the animals were treated better than the average, they were fed organic food that itself is free from toxins, and in general, the meat was produced in the most non-environmentally d...
by Water Blogged on May 19, 2011

Fraser sockeye done wrong by salmon farms

Well, lookee here. If it ain't the Open Net-Cage Gang. Afternoon, boys. Lookin' sharp in them suits. Now I ain't one for pontificatin', and I know you ain't much for listenin' anyways. So I'll get to it. You've had your run of this place for a long...
by Water Blogged on Feb 11, 2011

Sea lice treatment kills adult lobsters on east coast

High-profile drama seems to always surround B.C. open net-pen salmon aquaculture, so it's easy for West Coasters to sometimes forget that there are open net-pen salmon aquaculture operations in Atlantic Canada as well. We should definitely be paying...
by Water Blogged on Oct 29, 2010

Coho, sea lice, and massive pieces of styrofoam litter

I don't know how to preface what you're about to see. My knowledge of the English language, or any of the other 12 languages I can speak fluently, doesn't allow me to express the vastness of the piece of styrofoam that my colleagues and I cleaned up...
by Water Blogged on Oct 8, 2010


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