33,000 farmed escapes bad news for NB & NS wild salmon - Fly Fishing Forum
Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-09-2010, 08:05 AM
salmonthink salmonthink is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Brunswick
Posts: 154
33,000 farmed escapes bad news for NB & NS wild salmon

News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF)

An escape reported by the salmon farming industry of 33,000 farmed salmon occurred recently. There is evidence that other escapes occurred earlier in the fall that went unreported despite requirements of the industry to do so. An article on the website of the World Fishing Network (WFN) explains why this could be a disaster for wild Atlantic salmon populations that have just been assessed as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC). A recent photo of part of a broken cage at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy indicates what can happen in open sea-cage culture. Click through from the above article for a full-sized image.

A similar article also appears in Outdoor Canada, showing the broken cage structure

First Nations take action on the West Coast to counteract sea lice impacts of salmon aquaculture on Pacific salmon.

A judge has ruled in favour of nine national and international environmental groups that took DFO to court for failing to take appropriate action to protect endangered and threatened populations of killer whales. This may well be a precedent setting case with repercussions for endangered and threatened wild Atlantic salmon.
Reply With Quote

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Its good news and bad on the salmon front... salmonthink Classic Atlantic Salmon 0 01-11-2011 12:00 PM
Cape Cod Vacation - Bad News/Good News Quentin Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 3 09-17-2002 01:43 AM
Good News & Bad News NrthFrk16 Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 2 11-28-2001 09:27 PM
Science News Article: "Salmon hatcheries can deplete wild stocks" John Desjardins Our Environment 0 06-04-2001 01:28 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)