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2014-03-18 08:34:32

BOSTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), along with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) and Rabobank, will join together for the first time in the US to demonstrate how the global farmed salmon industry is leading the way in changing current aquaculture business practices to ensure a sustainable future for the industry. To...

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...

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...

2012-02-23 04:00:00

The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of farmed Atlantic salmon that TCFFI is now harvesting from land-based, closed-containment facilities in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of farmed Atlantic...

2010-12-14 01:00:20

Study is first to combine 10 years of farms' sea-lice counts and 60 years of wild fish counts A new UC Davis study contradicts earlier reports that salmon farms were responsible for the 2002 population crash of wild pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago of western Canada. The Broughton crash has become a rallying event for people concerned about the potential environmental effects of open-net salmon farming, which has become a $10 billion industry worldwide, producing nearly 1.5 million...

2010-05-20 10:23:00

Global delegation demands greater protection of wild salmon, adoption of closed containment technology OSLO, Norway, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Cermaq's annual shareholder meeting today, the Pure Salmon Campaign submitted a resolution urging one of the world's largest producers of farmed salmon to significantly restructure its management team. The campaign also pressed Cermaq to relocate its open-net cage salmon farms onto land. Challenges facing the salmon farming industry,...

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...

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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....