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Fish Farms may pose more than a minimal risk, studies suggest

Three recent academic papers suggest that salmon farms may pose more than a minimal risk to wild salmon migrating through the Discovery Islands

In response, the BC Salmon Farmers Association emailed Cortes Currents that while these studies reported the presence of viruses, they did not show they were causing disease in farmed or wild salmon. 

Today’s program largely consists of interviews with Dr Andrew Bateman from the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF)’s Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI), one of the scientists involved in these studies, and readings from the industry’s response.

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Blue herons significant predator of juvenile salmon, study finds

By Quinn Bender, Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

It appears Pacific great blue herons have a much larger appetite for juvenile salmon than previously understood, potentially raising the complexity of salmon recovery strategies in B.C. 

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changing diets can help the climate

By Marc Fawcett-Atkinson, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

From farm to fork and beyond, food is responsible for between 21 and 37 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Yet despite growing awareness that changing diets can help the climate, many people still don’t know how to eat more sustainably.

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The burning question: airborne pollutants from wood stoves?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

As far as climate change and human health are concerned, no wood stove is the best wood stove, according to some experts.

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