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Last fish farm leaves the southern Discovery Islands

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Independent biologist Alexandra Morton posted a picture of the Raza Island fish farm leaving the Discovery Islands to her Facebook page on Aug. 5.

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Asking the feds to not renew BC fish farm licenses

Twenty businesses and organizations are recommending that the federal government not renew BC fish farm licenses, when they come up for renewal next year. 

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Fish farms underreport sea lice when not being audited, study says

“Our results suggest that sea-louse counts reported by the salmon farming industry are lower than the true abundance of parasites on their fish. When the federal government audited a sea-louse count, the industry’s mean counts for that month increased by a factor of 1.18 for L. salmonis and by 1.95 for C. clemensi.” – Sean Godwin et al, Bias in self-reported parasite data from the salmon farming industry.

Dr Sean Godwin is the lead author of eight of the fifteen scientific papers listed on his website. The bulk of these explore interactions between wild and farmed salmon. One of the most troubling, published in the journal Ecological Application, is a survey that showed fish farms underreport sea lice when they are not audited by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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Aquaculture sectors response to sea lice numbers from Discovery Islands

The aquaculture sector’s response to Alexandra Morton’s report that there were low sea lice counts in the Discovery Islands arrived yesterday.

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Sea lice numbers plummeted 95% in Discovery Islands

Now that most of the fish farms in the Discovery Islands have closed down, sea lice numbers plummeted 95%.

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