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2010-04-28 11:12:00

Current management refuses to acknowledge, address key problems with its salmon farms CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pure Salmon Campaign today called for the resignation of Geir Isaksen, CEO of Cermaq, one of the world's two largest producers of farmed salmon. The campaign filed a shareholder resolution requesting that the Board of Directors consider a detailed succession plan for Cermaq's CEO and will deliver the demand later today at Cermaq's...

2010-04-22 11:46:00

Participants call on salmon farming companies to get out of the Wild Salmon Narrows, move farms to closed containment facilities SOINTULA, British Columbia, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the next two weeks, the Pure Salmon Campaign will join Alexandra Morton - renowned scientist, whale researcher and activist - and hundreds of other individuals as they journey 250 miles from one end of Vancouver Island to another. This is part of an on-going effort to save wild salmon from...

2010-02-16 13:26:00

Salmon farming documentary released online VANCOUVER, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an event coinciding with the Norway - Canada Olympic hockey game, members of the Pure Salmon Campaign and several of British Columbia's First Nations chiefs today called for the removal of Norwegian-owned salmon farms from Canadian waters. These open-net pens continue to degrade regional marine ecosystems. Norwegian firms, including Marine Harvest and Cermaq, dominate world production of farmed...

2010-01-26 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Target® today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. This announcement includes Target owned brands - Archer Farms® and Market Pantry® - and national brands. All salmon sold under Target owned brands will now be wild-caught Alaskan salmon. Additionally, sushi featuring farm-raised salmon will...

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2009-12-24 11:48:21

Norwegian salmon is a popular holiday treat for many, but the fish is threatened by a small parasite that is spreading quickly among wild and farmed salmon. According to an AFP report, fish farmers have recently noticed an increase in Lepeophtheirus salmonis, a tiny sea louse that feeds on salmon's skin and mucous membranes. The alarming rate of parasitic infestation has risen threefold since last year. The louse, which is naturally present in the sea, poses no threat to human consumption....

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2009-12-22 11:00:31

Every year, large amounts of hatchery-raised young salmonids are released into Swedish rivers and streams to compensate for losses in natural production. But these fish generally survive poorly in the wild.. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have discovered why: the young fish get too crowded at the hatchery. The Swedish Research Council Formas is now granting $2.7 million USD (20 million SEK) to a Swedish/Nordic research project. The goal is to find out how the hatcheries can be...

2009-11-25 09:06:37

Multi-Year Study Points the Way to Sustainable Salmon Production and Debunks Food Sustainability Myths Along the Way; Mode Matters More Than Miles Popular thinking about how to improve food systems for the better often misses the point, according to the results of a three-year global study of salmon production systems. Rather than pushing for organic or land-based production, or worrying about simple metrics such as "food miles," the study finds that the world can achieve greater...

2009-11-12 13:20:00

Massive escapes of farmed salmon pose major environmental threats WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this year's Global Week of Action, a week devoted to farmed salmon awareness, the Pew Environment Group today raised concern about the creation of fish farms in U.S. waters without adequate uniform national aquaculture standards in place. In the past two months, tens of thousands of farmed salmon have escaped from open-net fish farms in British Columbia, Norway and...

2009-11-09 15:05:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, November 12 at 11 a.m. at Landmark's E Street Cinema, Pew -- as a member of the Pure Salmon Campaign coalition -- will host a press lunch briefing and premiere a documentary that shows the major environmental threats posed by fish farming. Speakers will discuss current problems affecting the global farmed salmon industry and will identify the potential dangers and impacts of unregulated open ocean aquaculture in U.S. federal waters....

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2009-11-07 06:25:00

Canada is looking into why less sockeye salmon swam back to the Fraser River on the Pacific Coast this summer than the number that was predicted by scientists. Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed the inquiry Thursday, noting that the federal government was worried about the shrinking numbers. Scientists had envisaged that about 13 million sockeye salmon would return for mating season, but only about 1.4 million fish actually came back. The decline was detrimental to the commercial Fraser...


Latest Aquaculture of salmon Reference Libraries

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2005-06-02 09:22:27

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, from the Latin words "Salmo" meaning salmon, and "salar" meaning "leaper") is a species of fish in the Salmonidae found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the Atlantic. It breeds in the rivers of Western Europe from northern Portugal north to arctic Norway, Iceland, Greenland, and the east coast of North America from Connecticut in the United States north to northern Labrador in arctic Canada. At sea, it is found mainly in the waters...

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2005-06-02 08:18:08

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...

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