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Can B.C. fish farms convince critics their practices are safe?

WATCH: B.C.’s biggest fish farm company invited the media to tour its new facility — claiming that it is addressing many of the problems critics have with the industry. 310 more words


Keeping the lice count under control with less treatments and more cleaner fish

Looking at the most recently updated sea lice count in Norway, at the end of week 13, the good trend we have seen so far this year continues. 297 more words


Farmers ready return to underlying MAB, but biomass remains impressively high

The Monday morning release of the February 2015 biomass report from Akvafakta and FHL proved to be very interesting reading. The standing biomass of Atlantic salmon ended the month of February at around 694.000 tones, which is 5.6 % higher than last year. 481 more words


Agriculture and Environmental Basics: Salmon

If the only thing you know about salmon is that it tastes delicious grilled with lemon and dill I would 1) have to agree with that statement and 2) encourage you to continue reading this post and hopefully learn more about the status of this complex fish.  793 more words

Consumption of sea-lice agents explodes in Norway

Fresh data from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health suggests that the consumption of sea lice agents in Norway skyrocketed in 2014. The growth occurred particularly through the higher consumption of hydrogen peroxide, which in the last six years have gone from not being on the market in 2008 to last year having a consumption of 31.600 tones. 439 more words


Super-chill suspected in massive Cooke Aqua fish kills

salmon cages on Jan. 04, 2014 Port Wade, NS, shrouded in ice

New Brunswick multi-national has troubling record on fish health

Thousands of fish at three Cooke Aquaculture industrial fish farms have died and a so-called super chill is suspected, the provincial government said Tuesday. 669 more words

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Anti-sea lice ‘snorkel cage’ enters commercial stage


Aquaculture equipment manufacturer Egersund Net has patented its ‘snorkel net’ system for farming salmon deep below the surface of water – where sea lice levels dwindle significantly – while still allowing them access to air. 306 more words

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