Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fisheries Canada: "Virus, what virus?"

450,000 salmon to be destroyed after outbreak of anemia in Newfoundland and Labrador, Globe and Mail, July 7, 2012
"Newfoundland and Labrador is dealing with its first outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at an aquaculture site...

"Guy Gravelle, senior media relations officer for the [Canadian Food Inspection] agency, said the risks the virus poses are to fish health and the economy..."
Farm Salmon Diseased, Alexandra Morton
"A major TV news station aired an investigative piece a couple of nights ago on their evening news show, about Kudoa infested farm salmon fillets for sale at COSTCOs..."
[Link to CTV's Parasite-ridden salmon sold in B.C. stores]
Note: This CTV report, along with Alexandra Morton's comments, perhaps even these, would have been illegal had the BC Liberals agriculture minister Don McRae been able to proceed with Bill 37.

Morton cautions:
"Bill 37 could rise when the BC Legislature sits again."

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  1. Sometimes a cartoon can say more than many words. This is from the Halifax Chronicle Herald in Nova Scotia where they are experiencing some problems with fish farms.

    I check this cartoonist daily and I find he has some great insight into issues.

  2. lenin's ghostJuly 8, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Thx, Norm.......keep up the good work!!!

  3. G. Barry StewartJuly 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    And now, the virus has been found in Cultus Lake cutthroat trout. Cultus is home to a dwindling run of sockeye salmon.



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