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News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Environment Canada executed search warrants at offices of Cooke Aquaculture last week in connection with an investigation of cypermethrin found in dead lobsters near Deer Island and Grand Manan.
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=609

ALEXANDRA COUSTEAU and FRED WHORISKEY were recently quoted on the issue of very high sea lice densities in salmon farms, which are also a major concern to wild Atlantic salmon. It does not take many to kill a smolt after it enters salt water. Read more in this Scientific American article and watch the video.
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=608
 

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if they can't raise salmon without poisoning ours waters with that crap, they should be closed. period.
like was mentioned in the letters to the editor today, the law says you cannot put anything into the water that harms fish, shell fish etc. weither it was them, some one else doing it for them or a "mystery" sea lice attack, 2 years in a row is 2 times to much. enough is enough, even if this was irving they would get around to at least fining him a bit. since it's clear now that they have problems with the open, netted farms, it's time to be responsible and use closed systems for this. years ago they outlawed "watering" cattle by just having a section of fence go out into a stream or river. the cows damaged the eco system, destroyed the banks and other habitat. when i was a kid, we thought this was minor, acceptable damage. now we know it destroys salmon and trout waters. and here's a question, why didn't the same law that stops the cattle watering stop the de-licing chemicals?!

oh, and the responce that it was only 158 lts with just a little active ingreadiants is a red herring. extreme poisons take minisule amounts to poison big time, some creatures have no tollerances at all.

go get'em salmonthink!!!!
 

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Makes you wonder why if the lobster kill was last spring did it take so long for them to take action. Now let's see if there's really any action taken. I know I'd place good money on "Nothing significant will happen". Cooke's will just take the fine and keep on using the poison, although they may become better at hiding it. Looks like closed systems (solid membrane cages) with good filters may be the only way to go so the lice can't escape and the poison won't be needed.
 

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To think that some of these companies win awards for their entrepreneurship and economic value. Ever read the mission statements on their websites? What a joke and a slap in the face to all who care about wild salmo salar.
 
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