Including from Mark Worthing reporting from the Cohen Commission in The
Tyee: "The retrovirus that has been hypothesized to be a hybrid of known strains of salmon leukemia or lymphoma, also what salmon farmers refer to as "Salmon AIDS", has been suggested to be one of the single most important factors in the loss of salmon populations"
The Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the
Fraser River continues this month until 17th March (breaking until 4th
April) - and is now extended by 13 months until June 2012. Hearings will
run primarily Mondays through Thursdays and are scheduled from 10 am to
12:30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm each day. These hearings are open to the public and will be held at the Federal Court at 701 West Georgia Street, 8th floor. As topic and witness schedules are subject to change, media and the public
are advised to consult the calendar on the commission's website
<http://cohencommission.ca/en/Schedule/> , which will be updated regularly:
Follow on Facebook via 'Salmon Inquiry - Cohen Commission Watch':
And via Salmon Are Sacred: http://www.salmonaresacred.org/cohen-commission
"The Slippery Business of Picking Fish: Sure, We're Told to Eat More Fish,but Just Try to Make Sense of the Many Definitions of 'Sustainable'" (WallStreet Journal, 2nd March):http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704615504576172292781589156.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
"Awards celebrate aquaculture excellence" (The Fish Site, 2nd March):http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/14338/awards-celebrate-aquaculture-excellence
"Mainstream best in Canada: But Marine Harvest makes more money on higher volumes in 2010. And all parent companies report record-breaking results"
"Licence to Kill - Salmon Farmers in Firing Line During 2011 Scottish Slaughter of Seals" (GAAIA, 1st March):http://www.gaaia.org/blog/licence-kill-salmon-farmers-firing-line-during-2011-scottish-slaughter-seals
"Bald Eagles Starving After Poor Salmon Run: Bears also impacted" (The EpochTimes, 28th February):http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/bald-eagles-starving-after-poor-salmon-run-52125.html
"Closed containment technology takes centre stage at the 9th annual Seafood Summit" (Farmed & Dangerous, 28th February): www.farmedanddangerous.org
"Aquaculture awards night in Canada" (Fish Farming Xpert, 28th February):http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/index.php?page_id=76<http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/index.php?page_id=76&article_id=90957>&article_id=90957
"Frankenfish poised for stealth entry as entree" (The Seward Phoenix, 28thFebruary):http://thesewardphoenixlog.com/article/1109frankenfish_poised_for_stealth_entry_as
"Grass-Fed Fish?<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/a-new-approach-to-fish-farming-_b_827801.html> " (The Huffington Post, 26th February):http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/a-new-approach-to-fish-farming-_b_827801.html?ir=Green
"The Devious Language of Doublespeak" (The Courier-Islander, 25th February):http://www.canada.com/Devious+Language+Doublespeak/4343906/story.html
"DFO scientists not muzzled: DFO<http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/politics/archive/2011/02/24/dfo-scientists-not-muzzled-dfo.aspx> " (The Vancouver Sun, 24th February):http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/politics/archive/2011/02/24/dfo-scientists-not-muzzled-dfo.aspx
"‘Boycott salmon’ over seal killings" (The Sun, 24th February):http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3432375/Boycott-salmon-over-seal-killings.html
"Impacts of intensive salmon farming on coastal ecosystems" (Coastal Care,22nd February):http://coastalcare.org/2011/02/the-horrors-of-intensive-salmon-farming/
Sure, We're Told to Eat More Fish, but Just Try to Make Sense of the Many Definitions of 'Sustainable' By<http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=SARAH+NASSAUER&bylinesearch=true> SARAH NASSAUER
Increasingly, retailers are weighing in with guidelines to indicate which
fish are harvested according to seafood-sustainability standards. Whole
Foods and Blue Ocean Institute explain their efforts to create
Now it's more complicated than ever, with new government recommendations
encouraging more fish consumption, and a wide and expanding array of
guidelines for what is healthiest and most environmentally friendly. For the
growing number of consumers who want to enjoy the taste and health benefits
of fish without feeling like they are speeding the decline of ocean life,
straightforward advice may seem to be in short supply.
"Overfishing of big species leaves more small fish in the sea: study"(Fisheries Information Service, 22nd February):http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=2-2011<http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=2-2011&day=22&id=40690&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0>&day=22&id=40690&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0
"The relevance of sea lice, toxins and fish still debated - letter fromBruce Cutayne" (The Vancouver Sun, 21st February):http://www.vancouversun.com/health/relevance+lice+toxins+fish+still+debated/4319237/story.html
"The relevance of sea lice, toxins and fish still debated - letter from Craig Orr" (The Vancouver Sun, 21st February):http://www.vancouversun.com/news/relevance+lice+toxins+fish+still+debated/4319235/story.html
Including from Professor Villy Christensen of the University of BritishColumbia quoted in today's FIS:"Currently, forage fish are turned into fishmeal and fish oil and used as feeds for the aquaculture industry, which is in turn becoming increasinglyreliant on this feed source. If the fishing-down-the-food-web trend continues, our oceans may one day become a 'farm' to produce feeds for the aquaculture industry. Goodbye, wild ocean!"
And from Craig Orr of Watershed Watch Salmon Society writing in The
Vancouver Sun:"The irony is likely not lost on most Sun readers. Mary-Ellen Walling,spokeswoman for the salmon farming organization running glitzy and expensiveads telling us not to believe everything we hear about farmed salmon - but giving us few facts to judge - now tells us not to worry about the impacts
of lice on juvenile sockeye"
And from Bruce Cutayne from Port Coquitlam writing in The Vancouver Sun:
"In the face of extensive research on the subject, listening to Mary Ellen
Walling continue to prattle on about no definitive link between fish farms
and sea lice in wild salmon is like listening to the tobacco industry 40
years ago talking about no definitive link between smoking and lung cancer"
“From sea to poisoned sea, Harper Government proposes new regulation that would facilitate toxic pesticide use on salmon farms” (Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform, 16th February): www.farmedanddangerous.org