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2014-04-30 23:04:54

Land based, closed-containment raised Atlantic salmon are proven to be grown free of disease such as Infectious Salmon Anemia and sea lice--conditions which often plague the open net pen aquaculture industry. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Scientists and industry experts from Canada, the United States, and Europe gathered at the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) in Chamcook, New Brunswick this week to discuss the latest technology and operation of land based, closed-containment...

2013-12-31 23:02:42

2013 was a celebratory year for ASF with many major milestones being reached. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) wishes wild Atlantic salmon and those that treasure the “King of Fish” a safe and sustainable New Year. ASF has seen some success in 2013 as a charitable organization devoted to conserving wild Atlantic salmon and their environment. Here are some highlights of the work by ASF and partners:...

2013-11-29 23:01:15

Large-scale escapes and infectious disease all too common in Canadian operations. This has just been published on Atlantic Salmon Federation's web site as well. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is working in Canada to convince government to implement better controls of the salmon farming industry to protect wild Atlantic salmon and their environment. “We have found,” said Sue Scott, ASF’s VP of Communications,” that the...

2013-09-30 23:32:50

Following the escape of over 20,000 mature farmed Atlantic salmon, the sustainability of the salmon farming industry needs to be questioned, says the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Corner Brook, Newfoundland (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. The...

2012-09-19 23:04:05

Today, viable technologies produce healthy farmed fish completely separate from the surrounding environment and wild fish. St. Andrews, NB, Canada (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Farming Atlantic salmon in high tech closed containment land based operations, rather than in nets that sit in the ocean, is catching on. Today, viable technologies produce healthy farmed fish completely separate from the surrounding environment and wild fish. Around the world, farmers are recognizing that there is a...

Fish Flu: Genetics Approach May Lead To Treatment
2011-11-10 09:31:00

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the first look* at a genetic structure that may play a critical role in the reproduction of the infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV), more commonly known as the "fish flu." A scourge in fish farms with a mortality rate as high as 90 percent, ISAV was recently found in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest for the first time, threatening an already dwindling population and the vast food web it supports....

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2010-06-22 12:10:21

Until recently, the disastrous scale of the threat posed by salmon farms to the fauna and National Park of the Ays©n region of southern Chile was entirely unknown. The unexpected discovery was made by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and the University of Göttingen, who were studying acoustic communication among the native whales in the region. The researchers not only discovered that the salmon industry is rapidly spreading to the...

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...

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...

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....


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