MOWI Canada West is closing down its processing plant in Surrey and another fish farm has left the Broughton Archipelago.Continue reading MOWI: Closing down a processing plant and removing another fish farm
Spirit of the West Adventures had a much better season than expected.
Co-owner Breanne Quesnel says that after BC’s interprovincial travel restrictions were lifted, last June, “we saw unprecedented demand for our particular outdoor experience.”Continue reading Spirit of the West Adventures: 2021 was great for kayaking
“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.Continue reading Fish farms underreport sea lice when not being audited, study says
The aquaculture sector’s response to Alexandra Morton’s report that there were low sea lice counts in the Discovery Islands arrived yesterday.Continue reading Aquaculture sectors response to sea lice numbers from Discovery Islands