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ASF President Bill Taylor sets the record straight on the health of wild Atlantic salmon that migrate or spawn near salmon farms in this letter that appeared in the Financial Post
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=570

This was in response to a letter that appeared in the same publication on September 4, from Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, who said that salmon aquaculture posed no threats to wild salmon. http://asf.ca/news.php?id=571

This year's good wild Atlantic salmon runs do not include rivers that are adjacent to the salmon aquaculture industries in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick and the Conne River in southern Newfoundland.

Map of proximity of Conne River to NL aquaculture industry
http://asf.ca/docs/uploads/nl-aquaculture2.pdf

Map of proximity of inner Bay of Fundy and Magaguadavic River to NB aquaculture industry
http://asf.ca/docs/uploads/fundymap2010v3.pdf

Sue Scott, ASF's VP of Communications, hits the highlights in the latest Atlantic Salmon Journal on efforts to keep wild Atlantic salmon front and centre at this year's North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization's meetings, held in Quebec City: http://asf.ca/docs/uploads/asj-nasco-fall2010.pdf

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets closer to approving genetically modified salmon, ASF's Todd Dupuis speaks out on the risks they could pose to wild Atlantic salmon.
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=567
 

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I think it is. It will take me a while to type up what I know. It's kind of like if there's smoke there's usually fire, I'll explain in another post when I have time.
 

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I KNOW it is.I watched it happen since they put the first cages in the Bay.As the number of cages increased,the numbers of salmon in the inner Bay of Fundy decreased.It's pretty much common knowledge nowadays how and why the fish farms have caused this destruction but don't look to big business or the governments[provincial or federal] to admit to any of it.
 

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riverboy has it right. the info is well known - the sea lice problem (likely caused by too many salmon in the same holding net), the accidental release problem (brutish farmed stocks pushing natureal salmon out of feeding areas and filling up the biomass that they would normally use). none of this is rocket science, the gov'ts should just fess up and fix it. period. at a minimum enforce significantly fewer salmon per pen to see what happens, not that anybody that has checked it out doesn't already know...
and this would make more work, at least temporarily to build the pens.
as for gm salmon - never EVER in open water/sea!!!! this should be land based tanks only, no exception ever!!!! and if they get a pattent for the fish they create, they should not be allowed to take it off their property alive, and no viable eggs even. this is not a small thing, just ask the rye farmer out west that was convicted by a poorly informed judge of stealing gm rye when in fact the pollen was blowing over from 5 fields away (some brilliant fool claimed the pollen wasn't viable more than 300' from the plant...and the judge believed them. it went through appeales etc. but the conviction stands. then a year later they confessed that it could travel miles, but the farmer still lost his farm and all his savings! yah, well done there govenment idiots!!!! i don't doubt the judge would have come to the correct conclusion if the supposed experts hadn't given him very wrong info...and all the "experts" were from the plaintif!!! that should have wrung warning bells, you can not just accept a companies obviously tainted info as absolute truth. again, this is a no brainer.)
so, basicly we would be idiots to allow gm fish of any kind access in any way at all to our waters - keep them in the tanks, just like you would gold fish, or high explosive tank ammo and any other dangerous item!
 

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okay, i'm not going to edit out stuff from my above responce, and i stand by all i said about the gm/frankenfish/geneticly modified salmon or any other fish but i will add a maybe for the rest of it....


it was pointed out to me that maybe they have already reduced the numbers or the numbers were already set low enough, that in fact my info is a little old, perhaps out dated.
i hope so.
the thing is, just 2 years ago acap had me keeping track of all the sea lice i found on stripers, and there was some, so clearly they consider it still at least an on going concern. weither it's a direct or incidental problem might be something they are looking into, however from a non-scientic curiousity thing, it's all the same - we are causing problems here that need to be addressed.

that's my maybe.
 
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