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2009-10-01 07:53:49

Wild salmon and farmed salmon can now be distinguished from each other by a technique that examines the chemistry of their scales. Dr Clive Trueman, who is based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton said: "Salmon farming is a big, intensive business. In 2006, around 130,000 tons of salmon were farmed in Scotland for the table. Wild populations of Atlantic salmon are in serious decline across their whole range and the total wild population returning to Scottish rivers in the same...

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2009-09-07 14:36:22

Aquaculture, once a fledgling industry, now accounts for 50 percent of the fish consumed globally, according to a new report by an international team of researchers. And while the industry is more efficient than ever, it is also putting a significant strain on marine resources by consuming large amounts of feed made from wild fish harvested from the sea, the authors conclude. Their findings are published in the Sept. 7 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

2009-08-17 09:27:00

New Film Shows Ongoing Destruction Caused by Norwegian-Owned Salmon Farms TRONDHEIM, Norway, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Aqua Nor, a biannual international aquaculture trade show, the Pure Salmon Campaign will call upon King Harald of Norway to insist that Norwegian-owned companies operating salmon farms in Canadian waters adopt strict environmental standards to protect British Columbia's wild salmon populations. A new documentary by filmmaker Damien Gillis shows how current...

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2009-08-11 12:30:00

Atlantic salmon have returned to France's Seine River with gusto, after disappearing for the past hundred years. This year has seen hundreds of these salmon swimming past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral, researchers told AFP. It is remarkable that salmon and other species, which had previously been chased away by dams and pollution, are now popping up again without any human effort to bring them back. "There are more and more fish swimming up the Seine," said Bernard Breton, a top...

2009-05-25 09:51:00

Mismanagement continues to undermine world's largest producer of farmed salmon OSLO, Norway, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Pure Salmon Campaign coalition, a diverse group of stakeholders from key farmed salmon production and consumption nations including Canada, Chile, Scotland, Ireland and the United States, urge Marine Harvest to eliminate its destructive environmental impacts by separating farmed fish from wild fish populations and finding new sources for fish feed....

2009-05-18 11:40:00

Coalition Visits Norway, Highlights Major Problems Plaguing Global Farmed Salmon Industry OSLO, Norway, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today and running for the next 10 days, members of the Pure Salmon Campaign, an international coalition advocating for higher standards for farm raised salmon, will meet with a variety of Norwegian stakeholders to provide first-hand accounts of the environmental threats linked to salmon farming. Current industry practices used by Cermaq, the...

2009-05-02 05:09:53

Scottish anglers are being urged to release all the salmon they catch during this year's spring run. The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards said Friday that numbers of salmon dropped this year after four years of small increases, The Scotsman reported. Salmon fishing lures thousands of visitors to Scotland every year, spending millions of pounds. Peter Hutchinson, the assistant secretary of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization, said that salmon appear to be in trouble over a...

2009-04-29 03:00:00

MIAMI, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a press release issued by the PEW Environmental Group on April 23, 2009, the group announced that they have issued a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning the acting commissioner of the potential environmental threats related to the discharge of banned drugs into the marine environment as well as the human health risk allegedly resulting from the medical treatment of farmed salmon. Salmon of the Americas (SOTA) is obligated to...

2009-04-23 11:55:00

U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged to expand scope of testing WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing widespread evidence of unapproved drug use on salmon farms, the Pew Environment Group today pressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand testing on farmed salmon imports from Canada, Norway, Scotland and Ireland. In a letter delivered to the acting commissioner of the FDA, Pew warned of the potential environmental threats related to the discharge of...

2009-02-05 08:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group recently acquired documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealing that three Chilean salmon farming companies, including the two largest producers of farmed salmon, used a number of drugs not approved by the U.S. government. These chemicals include the antibiotics flumequine and oxolinic acid and the pesticide emamectin benzoate. The documents further show that the farmed salmon containing residues...


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.