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  • Latest Escape Demonstrates Salmon Farming is Unsustainable, Says the Atlantic Salmon Federation

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. ...

  • Global farmed salmon industry launches sustainability initiative

    CEOs of the global farmed salmon industry have launched a major industry-led sustainability initiative. The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) unites 15 global farmed salmon producers committed to greater industry cooperation and transparency, in order to achieve significant and continuous progress in industry sustainability. The initiative aims to make significant strides in providing a sustainable ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sea change - sustainable salmon-farming method approved

    A new farming technique for Pacific coho salmon has received approval from a consumer education group that advocates for sustainable fisheries Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Farm-raised salmon has long been the poster child of unsustainable aquaculture practices. Issues of escape, pollution and inefficiency have plunged it deeply into the 'avoid' territory of environmental ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • The Largest Tasmanian Farmed Salmon in Australia Achieves Sustainability Recognition

    Australia’s largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer, Tassal Operations Pty Ltd. (Tassal), has earned certification to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard, the most rigorous environmental and social sustainability certification program for farmed ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • BC First Nation signs on to closed containment salmon farming

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. and the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation have announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to investigate the possibility of developing closed containment cultured salmon operations utilizing AgriMarine technology in Band territory on the North Coast of British Columbia. AgriMarine's technology for culturing salmon and other finfish in floating solid wall closed ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sea lice from salmon farms infect wild juvenile salmon in multiple regions New peer-reviewed scientific paper describes the implications for salmon co

      Sidney, B.C. - Today, the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences published findings by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and other researchers on sea lice infestations of wild juvenile salmon near salmon farms. The article, Evidence of farm-induced parasite infestations ...

  • B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

     British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.   The company expects its first ASC certified salmon to be available to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Salmon Farming Industry & CSR / Sustainability reporting: 2013 Benchmarking Study is out

    2013 Seafood Intelligence BENCHMARKING report of the World’s Top 35 salmon & trout farmers’ and Top 3 salmon feed firms' Corporate, Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSER) reporting, in English Salmon Farming – Of CSR/RSE & Environment& “Sustainability” Reporting  - ...


    By Seafood Intelligence

  • California Farm Water Users Ask Court to Block Water Releases to Protect Salmon

    Agricultural water districts in California's Central Valley have asked a federal court to halt increased flows in the lower Klamath River to protect the seasonal run of Chinook salmon. Filed Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Salmon farmers publish mortality data

    SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have published their monthly mortality figures on a farm-by-farm basis today for the first time in a move to improve transparency in the industry. The data, which covers 100 per cent of Scottish salmon farms, shows that for the first four months of this year, survival rates on farms ranged between 98.5 and 99 per cent. Around 60 per cent of farms stocked with fish ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon farmer ‘ensuring welfare’: SPCA

    A SCOTTISH salmon farm targeted by activists has been given the all-clear by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Loch Roag on the isle of Lewis was inspected by the Scottish SPCA after officers received images of unhealthy fish, allegedly photographed at the site. Managers at the farm, which belongs to the Scottish Salmon Company, invited the SPCA to visit the site ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Environmentally Sustainable Salmon Dinner a Success

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) hosted a dinner event in support of its environmentally-sustainable salmon aquaculture program on Wednesday, May 15th at the Yale Club, New York, NY. Sixty guests had the opportunity to sample land-based, closed containment salmon, which was prepared by renowned chef and culinary consultant Tom Valenti. The salmon was grown in a land-based closed containment ...

  • BC SALMON FARMERS Commit $1.5-Million towards Furthering Salmon Research

    The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is taking a major step towards learning more about B.C’s coastal environment, particularly wild salmon.  Today the Association is announcing that it will invest $1.5-million over the next five years, partnering with academics and independent science-based organizations to expand knowledge of B.C’s aquatic environment. The BCSFA expects to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Salmon images ‘lack context and veracity’

    THE Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) has defended the industry’s health record following the latest propaganda campaign by anti-salmon farm activists. Video footage and photographs of unhealthy salmon have been taken out of context, said Julie Hesketh-Laird, chief executive of the SSPO. ‘The video footage and images circulated in the media recently are horrible to ...


    By FISHupdate

  • The gene for sexual maturation in salmon is found

    The discovery of the gene that controls sexual maturation in female and male salmon provides new effective methods of controlling sexual maturation in farmed salmon. The new knowledge will also be of great importance in the management of wild salmon stocks. Maturation in salmon reduces growth, fillet quality and activity of the immune system. This leads to poor fish welfare and downgrading of ...


    By AQUAGENICS INCORPORATED

  • Norwegian salmon exports hit August record

    NORWEGIAN salmon exports hit the 100,000 tonne mark last month – a record for August. Demand continues to be strong, said the Norwegian Seafood Council. Salmon earned the country’s fish farmers six billion kroners (£556 million), a rise of nine per cent on a year ago, while export volumes were up by 10,500 tonnes or 12 per cent. So far this year, Norway has exported 672,000 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon farmers separate fact from fiction

    SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have produced a booklet of facts about their industry, aimed at addressing misperceptions and correcting often inaccurate coverage in the press. The publication, ‘Reported Versus Reality: A Pocket Guide to Scottish Salmon Farming’, has been sent to MSPs, Scottish MPs and local councillors, as well as to other stakeholders, including regulators, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • China at centre of new salmon fraud claims

    A NEW salmon fraud scandal has hit China. Following allegations a few weeks ago that unchecked Nordic salmon was being smuggled into the country through Vietnam, there are now claims that farmed trout from an area in neighbouring Tibet ( known as China’s Qinghai province) is being passed off as European bred salmon. According to a survey by the Chinese state broadcaster, up to a third of ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Norway salmon exports show April rise

    NORWAY’S salmon farmers saw their export earnings rise by nine per cent during April, the latest figures from the Norwegian Seafood Council show. Overseas sales last month totalled 74,000 tonnes, a volume increase of four per cent, but the value more than doubled to NOK 5.3 billion, up by NOK 442 million. The average price for fresh whole salmon last month was NOK 68.52 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Bc Salmon Farmers Welcome New Aquaculture Regulations

    Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations today that she says will modernize and streamline the regulatory environment for Aquaculture in Canada.   “Salmon farmers in British Columbia have been asking for a modernized regulation of our farming practices for a number of years and are happy to see the ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

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