Posts tagged ‘Aquaculture’
Fish not foul
Patrick Moore, National Post • Mar. 29, 2011 |
The farming of fish goes back at least 3,000 years in China, where carp and other freshwater fish are still the main contributor to worldwide aquaculture production. Trout have been farmed for more than a hundred years around the world, and catfish have been successfully domesticated in the U.S. south. Marine shellfish, such as oysters and mussels, also have been farmed for centuries. Read more
Treating wild and farmed salmon equally
Monday, March 09, 2009
The recent decision by the B.C. Supreme Court to grant authority over salmon farming to the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans was hailed as a “major victory” by anti-salmon farm activists.
They were gleeful over the court’s finding that the province of British Columbia did not have jurisdiction because salmon farming is a “fishery” and not “farming.” Read more
Dr. Patrick Moore, Chairman & Chief Scientist
Greenspirit Strategies Ltd.
The Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture
Saturna Island Room, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver,
900 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Since its beginnings in the 1980s, salmon farming has been under a relentless attack in British Columbia, and to a lesser extent in other parts of the world. The opposition comes from a coalition of commercial wild salmon interests, environmental groups, the political left, boaters, and tourism operators. Let’s look at the laundry list of claims activists are making daily against what I believe is one of the cleanest industries on the planet, producing the healthiest food in the world. Read more
Salmon and sea lice
The Globe and Mail, Letter to the Editor
April 7, 2005
Vancouver – With a recent study published by the Royal Society of London, the well-oiled anti-aquaculture machine has bamboozled Canadian and international media into believing sea lice from salmon farms are killing British Columbia’s wild salmon. Read more
BC Salmon Safe from Science Scare
April 5, 2005
By Dr. Patrick Moore, PhD
The David Suzuki Foundation and its anti-aquaculture allies are bamboozling global media into believing sea lice from salmon farms are killing B.C.’s wild salmon stocks.
In a report published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, David Suzuki Foundation-funded scientists claim they have “proof” the farms cause massive sea lice infestations and salmon declines. Well, at least that’s what the authors have stated during media briefings. Read more
Sustainable aquaculture - The science is on our side
|May 22, 2004|
The continuing attacks by anti-aquaculture activists against British Columbia’s sustainable salmon farming industry are unprecedented in both their disregard for scientific accuracy and their contempt for reasoned public debate. Read more
Protesting the Protesters: Positive Aquaculture Awareness (PAA) Confronts Anti-Aquaculture Activists
October 11, 2006
Led by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee and staging yet another performance, anti-aquaculture activists gathered predictably outside Fisheries and Oceans Canada offices in Vancouver today to potest open net-cage salmon farms.
The activists met with opposition from Positive Aquaculture Awarenss, a grassroots group representing aquaculture workers and their families in British Columbia. PAA president Ian Roberts traveled to Vancouver with Norm Penton of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. They were joined by Trevor Figueiredo and Jeremy Twigg of Greenspirit Strategies Ltd., who lent their support by handing out educational materials to media and the public. Read more