Tuesday, 29 August 2017

BAD NEWS BITES: Salmon/Seafood Industry, Sixth Post, Updated Oct 11, 2017

I receive more than 25 global press fish farm newsletters every week. In these, I have found a startling amount of bad news, and decided to do a post on it. I had no idea there was as much bad news as there is.

I am at my sixth post. In little more than two years, I have found 2000 BAD NEWS BITES. Some days I am stunned by the amount of bad news in the fish farm/seafood industry. As of April 30/17, you can add another 500 BAD NEWS BITES, from this post, or more than 1,600 BAD NEWS stories since July 1/15, less than two years. Now, add 400 more from the fifth BAD NEWS BITES post: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/05/bad-news-bites-fifth-post.html. And that reaches 2,000.

This is the link to the fourth post, Jan 14, 2017, it has 500 BAD NEWS BITES in it: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/01/bad-news-bites.html. it has links to the previous three posts since July 2015.

Here is a summary of the bad news stories:

"In one mouthful, here are the kind of stories I am finding: boom bust industry, billions made and lost, crisis in lice and disease, bankruptcy, workers fired, executives jumping company to company, dividing big bonuses, fraud, corruption, litigation, conflict of interest with government and scientists, using the ocean as a free open sewer – $10.4 Billion in BC alone, killing of whales, seals and sea lions – more than 12,000 in BC so far, slavery, unpaid labour, taxpayers paying millions for diseased, dead fish – $177 Million in Canada, dueling scientists, weakening of laws, unsustainable feed, illegal fishing, jail sentences, disasters in Norway, Scotland, Chile, Canada, bullying of scientists, governments and anyone critical of their business, cartels, collusion, price fixing, fishing down the food chain to Antarctic krill, carcinogens and persistent organic pollutants, fluoroquinolones, chicken feathers in feed, animal feces in feed, eutrophication in a time of global warming, Malachite Green fungicide in USA seafood, fake industry awards, all the wild salmon in the Pacific ocean, more than a billion, put in peril... it goes on."

Look at the last post as it shows the CEO of the company that owns Marine Harvest, John Fredriksen, selling half a billion dollars in stock on the bet that the share price will drop so he can make money buying it back.

Update 2017: of some humour, the share price went up, so I guess John made the wrong bet. Here's a thought: John, raise fish on land, thus increasing supply, thus reducing cost, then MH shares go down, and you buy them back!

Now, to add to the 2,000 bad news stories I have found, here are the BAD NEWS BITES, starting Sept 1, 2017:

243. 

242. 10,000,000 Dead Fish, Disaster, Industry in Crisis - Scotland, incinerated, a quarter of their stock in 2016, and now dead fish in 2017, : http://asf.ca/quarter-of-scottish-farmed-salmon-thrown-away.html.

241. Fish Farms Out - BC, Premier Horgan meets with Alert Bay aboriginals who want farms out of water:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078930/Premier%2Dof%2DBritish%2DColumbia%2DJohn%2DHorgan%2DWades%2DBack%2DInto%2DSalmon%2DFarms.

240. Antibiotics - in shrimp, India:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078947/Antibiotic%2DResidues%2Din%2DShrimp%2DHit%2DIndia%2DExports.

239. Bribery - WA, Cooke offers Lummi tribe extra cash for catching its salmon, provided they didn't talk about it: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078954/Cooke%2DAquaculture%2DOffered%2DMoney%2Dfor%2DLummi%2DNations%2DSilence%2Dabout%2DNet%2DPens%2DLetters%2DShow

238. Disease Kills Thousands of Fish - Marine Harvest, Scotland, Isle of Lewis: https://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/lewis-disease-outbreak-kills-thousands-of-fish/.

237. No Increased Densities! - Chile, fish farms: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1358753/chilean-salmon-exec-we-must-avoid-the-temptation-to-increase-densities?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f64bc8478d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-f64bc8478d-245113141.

236. Waste Water Discharge - minister unhappy with Tassal, Tasmania plans to dump 'treated' waste water into Macquarie Harbour, a world heritage site: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/11/tassal-told-to-look-for-alternatives-to-macquarie-harbour-waste-plan/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b3b6e3360f-Americas_briefing_Oct_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b3b6e3360f-92426209.


235. Escapes Unreported - Ireland, farmed fish in 5 rivers, but no escapes reported. So why should we believe any fish farm that doesn't report escapes? (Ireland and Norway both have unreported escapes.) See:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/11/irish-authorities-worried-about-mystery-farmed-salmon-caught-in-rivers/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b3b6e3360f-Americas_briefing_Oct_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b3b6e3360f-92426209.

234. Laws too Strict - fish farmers, Scotland. This is barely a week after saying they disposed of 10 million dead fish last year because of their problems: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/11/scottish-salmon-producer-red-tape-makes-growth-goal-unattainable/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b3b6e3360f-Americas_briefing_Oct_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b3b6e3360f-92426209.

233. Zero Wild Salmon - nets come up empty, WA, OR:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078612/Survey%2Dof%2DPacific%2DNorthwest%2DJuvenile%2DSalmon%2DShows%2DEmpty%2DNets%2Dfor%2DFirst%2DTime%2DEver.

232. Cooke's Million Salmon - Rich Passage site was going to have a million salmon, even though it was to corroded to use: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078606/Washington%2DState%2DOrders%2DCookes%2DBainbridge%2DIsland%2DFarm%2Dto%2DFix%2DNet%2DPen%2Dor%2DLose%2Dits%2DPermit%2Din%2D60%2DDays.
 And now, the one million salmon are going into a net that has to be fixed in 60 or Cooke's licence can be suspended. Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/fish-farm-has-60-days-to-fix-net-pens-outside-seattle-as-1-million-atlantic-salmon-move-in/.

231. Disease - Marine Harvest, Scotland: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/10/bacterial-infections-hits-marine-harvest-scotland-site/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ad01c1681c-Americas_briefing_Oct_10_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ad01c1681c-92426209. "Large numbers of dead fish are being collected from a sea loch on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, after suffering a bacterial infection, reports the BBC."

230. Another Fish Farm Could Collapse - Cooke, WA: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/09/inspection-finds-new-flaws-at-cooke-site-in-washington/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ad01c1681c-Americas_briefing_Oct_10_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ad01c1681c-92426209. Kitsap Sun: "an inspection by the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wrote to Cooke informing the company that inspectors had found a square-foot hole in one of the structure's nets, as well as "severe" corrosion on railings, supports and walkways at the Rich Passage site."

229. Disease - biggest threat to shrimp industry:
https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/10/goal-disease-the-biggest-challenge-for-shrimp-aquaculture-industry/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ad01c1681c-Americas_briefing_Oct_10_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ad01c1681c-92426209.

228. ISA in Atlantic Salmon - CFIA: http://inspection.gc.ca/animals/aquatic-animals/diseases/reportable/2017/infectious-salmon-anaemia-2017-/eng/1486482527424/1486482798879.

227. Obituary - Twyla Roscovich, film maker "Salmon Confidential" for example:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078508/Obituary%2DFilmmaker%2DTwyla%2DRoscovich%2DShot%2DProvocative%2DDocumentary%2DSalmon%2DConfidential.

226. Escapees in Rivers - NB, which plant ASF wants to know: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078506/Atlantic%2DSalmon%2DFederation%2DCalls%2Don%2DAquaculture%2DIndustry%2Dto%2DFind%2DSource%2Dof%2DEscaped%2DSalmon.

225. Lice Threaten World Salmon Farming - world: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078504/Literally%2DLousy%2DParasite%2DPlagues%2DWorld%2DSalmon%2DIndustry.

224. Disaster - 10 million dead salmon. Scotland salmon industry in deep trouble: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078501/A%2DDisgrace%2DTen%2DMillion%2DSalmon%2DThrown%2DAway%2Dby%2DScottish%2DFish%2DFarm%2DIndustry%2Din%2DLast%2DYear%2DAlone.
"A Disgrace: Ten Million Salmon Thrown Away by Scottish Fish Farm Industry in Last Year Alone
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Herald Scotland] by Rob Edwards - October 9, 2017

The Scottish fish farming industry has admitted that it threw away up to ten million salmon last year – nearly a quarter of its stock – because of diseases, parasites and other problems.

Official figures reveal the tonnages of dead fish that had to be disposed of has more than doubled from 10,599 in 2013 to a record high of 22,479 in 2016. Most are transported south to be burnt at an incinerator in Widnes near Warrington in northwest England.

Campaign groups warn that the industry is facing an “environment catastrophe”, is “haemorrhaging cash” and “shames Scotland”. Companies accept that they have been plagued by disease and sea lice, and that their businesses have suffered.

223. Minister Ignores Advice to Revoke Licences - Ireland, Marine Harvest licences:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1356314/minister-overrules-advice-to-revoke-marine-harvest-farm-licences-in-ireland?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8326cdaa7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-8326cdaa7b-244877629.

222. Sewage Dump? - Tassal, Tasmania, needs place to dump waste: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1357413/tassal-seeks-place-to-dump-its-waste?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8326cdaa7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-8326cdaa7b-244877629.

221. No Smolt Transfer - WA, Governor, Cooke: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1358348/governor-asks-cooke-not-to-transfer-smolt-to-washington-net-pen?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8326cdaa7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-8326cdaa7b-244877629.

220. Boom - Andra Pradesh aqua grows 42%: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1359954/andhra-pradesh-aquaculture-growing-at-42-percent-a-year?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8326cdaa7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-8326cdaa7b-244877629.

219. Oxygen Drop Threatens - Tasmania: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1359914/oxygen-levels-at-tasmanian-salmon-farms-threaten-to-drop?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8326cdaa7b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-8326cdaa7b-244877629.

218. NDP Will End Fish Farms - Claire Trevena: http://www.northislandgazette.com/news/north-island-ndp-candidate-claire-trevena-we-will-remove-fish-farms-with-video/.
See the short video.

217.Protest Part of Fish Farming? - Tasmania, Tassal, and profit was $58.1M in the past year: http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/4954701/activism-risks-up-tassal/.

216. Boom - Cooke gets ever bigger, acquires Omega Protein. Where is the cash coming from? See: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078323/Cooke%2DInc%2DAcquires%2DOmega%2DProtein%2DCorporation%2DFor%2D22%2DPer%2DShare.

215.  DFO Untruthful - reports no Atlantics in BC rivers. Volpe et al research says the opposite: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/aquaculture/aswp/index-eng.html. Volpe paper: https://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/10/escaped-atlantic-salmon-in-bc-volpe.html.

214. Antibiotic Use Rises - Chile, where else: https://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/seven-chilean-farmers-reveal-rises-in-antibiotic-use/   Companies: Cermaq, Ventisqueros, Yadran, Multiexport, Camanchaca, Friosur and Salmones Magallanes

213. Boom from Bust - Pac Andes Uncoupling saving $800M: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/04/pacific-andes-plan-would-split-pollock-trading-processing-arms-saving-800m/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=8333711858-Europe_briefing_Oct_04_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-8333711858-92426209.

212. Boom - Ecuador shrimp: 

211. Bust - Thai Union, smoked salmon subsidiary posts heavy losses:  http://www.intrafish.com/finance/1353658/thai-union-smoked-salmon-subsidiary-posts-heavy-losses?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b578408289-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-b578408289-245113141.

210. 'Restructuring' Debt - Chile, Australis, $100M 'Credit': http://www.intrafish.com/finance/1353585/chilean-salmon-firm-australis-restructures-debt-with-new-usd-100-million-credit-agreement?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b578408289-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-b578408289-245113141.

209. Boom - Skretting: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1357614/skretting-merges-aquaculture-feed-operations-names-new-ceo?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b578408289-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-b578408289-245113141.

208. On-Land Fish Farms - Canada can lead the way: http://findonnelly.ndp.ca/fin-in-the-news-canada-urged-to-lead-on-land-based-salmon-farms.

207.  Boom - Ecuador shrimp past 400,000t: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/04/ecuador-shrimp-production-set-to-rocket-past-400000t-in-2017/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=8809de31f6-Americas_briefing_Oct_04_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-8809de31f6-92426209.

206. Problems with Seafood Watch - yellow category for BC fish farms:  https://www.seafoodsource.com/commentary/op-ed-caution-needed-regarding-upgraded-seafood-watch-ranking-of-bc-farmed-salmon?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=214b5bdacc-Salmon_News_Oct4_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-214b5bdacc-166907249&mc_cid=214b5bdacc&mc_eid=5777c92bcd. And: "Lice loads were found to be elevated near farms with ineffective sea lice management, with analyses based on 15 years of field work estimating a 23 percent loss to the Broughton Archipelago pink salmon population. A Salmon Health Initiative paper confirmed that heart and skeletal muscle inflammation occurs in B.C. and appears correlated with piscine reovirus. PRV has been found in B.C. wild salmon. Further study is needed to understand the role salmon farming plays as a disease and pathogen conduit to wild salmon.

"A review just published by Simon Fraser University and led by biologist Michael Price found that Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s wild salmon monitoring is woefully insufficient and that the conservation health of about half of B.C.’s wild salmon populations is unknown. We’re still missing the most basic data."

205. Cohen Recommendations? - DFO claims to be acting on 64 of 75 recs:  http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/dfo-working-on-salmon-plan-as-numbers-continue-to-decline-1.23051100?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=214b5bdacc-Salmon_News_Oct4_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-214b5bdacc-166907249&mc_cid=214b5bdacc&mc_eid=5777c92bcd. And, no stats: "The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, found monitoring is at a record low and DFO does not have enough data to determine the status of 50 per cent of all managed salmon populations along B.C.’s northern and central coasts."

204. Plan Has Big Problems - NL: http://asf.ca/nl-aquaculture-plan-panned-by-critics.html.

203. Escapees Replace Wild - Atlantic salmon, CDN, Magaguadavic River: http://asf.ca/zero-wild-salmon-return-to-magaguadavic-river-in-2017.html.

202. More Pac Andes Debacle - National Fish, Gloucester, $91M debt:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1078183/Creditors%2DAgree%2Dto%2DQuick%2DSale%2Dof%2DNational%2DFish%2Das%2DPart%2Dof%2DPacific%2DAndes%2DBankruptcy.

201. Escapes Cost Big $$ - Cooke, WA, offers $1.5M to tribes: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/05/cooke-offers-1-5m-in-compensation-to-tribes-affected-by-washington-escape/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=5b2e38dadf-Americas_briefing_Oct_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-5b2e38dadf-92426209.

200. Antibiotics - Indian shrimp exports may be toast: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/05/big-prawn-boss-sees-customers-urging-move-away-from-indian-shrimp/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=5b2e38dadf-Americas_briefing_Oct_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-5b2e38dadf-92426209.

199.  Problems with ASCs, MSCs - eco-labels aren't so sustainable: http://www.livingoceans.org/media/news/whats-behind-the-label?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Oceans%20Update%20Fall%202017&utm_content=Oceans%20Update%20Fall%202017+CID_651ab9a7ed9c6da8ec63eafb232851af&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=More. See: "Living Oceans reviewed all ASC certifications and audits to date. We found emerging patterns with the implementation of the Salmon Standard in Canada that suggest the ASC is lowering its sustainability bar to accommodate current industry practices. Despite the claim a farm must be ‘100 % complaint’ with the Standard, we found B.C. farms regularly rely on ‘variances’ to the Standard criteria in order to be certified. We also found up to a year of the production cycle is never assessed by auditors for compliance. Furthermore, due to inadequate suspension and revocation rules, farms in major breach of the Standard can and have sold their product with the eco-label. For example, a certified farm that experienced 7 sea lion deaths (5 above the Standard threshold), a breach that would have disqualified the farm from initial certification, has twice successfully harvested and entered the market with the ASC certification.

Likewise, problematic findings were found with the MSC certification. Several certified fisheries experienced significant timeline extensions and flexible interpretations of the application of the Standard requirements.   While SeaChoice’s analysis of requirements of certification to directly improve fishery practices’ impacts on habitat, non-target species and ecosystem function to be minimal. Read the report at: http://www.seachoice.org/whats-behind-the-label/."

198. 'Woefully Inadequate' - DFO Monitoring of wild salmon, study: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sfu-salmon-study-1.4256265. "The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and found that in 2014 DFO staff visted less than 500 spawning streams. In the mid 1980s, Price said, staff were visiting more than 1500 streams a year."

197. Yellow Grading Wrong -SeaChoice rejects SeafoodWatch fish farm yellow: http://www.livingoceans.org/media/news/seachoice-rejects-good-alternative-ranking-farmed-salmon?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Oceans%20Update%20Fall%202017&utm_content=Oceans%20Update%20Fall%202017+CID_651ab9a7ed9c6da8ec63eafb232851af&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=SeaChoice%20rejects%20good%20alternative%20ranking%20of%20BC%20farmed%20salmon.
And See:  http://www.seachoice.org/seachoice-rejects-ranking-of-b-c-farmed-salmon-as-good-alternative-media-release/.

196. Chum Catch Record - AL, 24 Million, 17 year record. AL prohibits fish farms: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/29/alaska-chum-catch-hits-17-year-record/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=f3f1ea2531-Europe_briefing_Oct_02_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-f3f1ea2531-92426209.

195.  Boom - shrimp value, India: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1347394/indian-shrimp-industry-on-cusp-of-new-value-boom?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=f31063039d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-f31063039d-244948953.

194. Over Capacity - tuna, Spanish fleet calls for ITQ quotas: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/12/spanish-fleet-owner-calls-for-itqs-for-tuna-sector-as-overcapacity-escalates/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=1f7e8801f1-Recap_Seafood_Expo_Asia_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_483b84eead-1f7e8801f1-92334001.

193. Boom - Tru Shrimp building biggest shrimp farm in world, USA, Minnesota: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1077650/Tru%2DShrimp%2DBuilding%2DLargest%2DShrimp%2DFacility%2Din%2Dthe%2DWorld%2Din%2DMinnesota.

192. Offshore Mega Sewage - Norway, Japan, offshore fish farms:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1077672/Norway%2DJapan%2DBegin%2DOffshore%2DSalmon%2DFarming.

191. DFO Overlooks Major Sockeye Loss Reason - Fraser sockeye at less than 1.5 Million, and DFO ignores that fish farms are the major probability in out migration:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1077632/Sockeye%2DSalmon%2DReturn%2DLow%2Din%2DBC%2DDespite%2DFederal%2DResponse.

190. Fish Farm Protest - NL, govt/fish farms against people who don't want fish farms:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/03/opposition-grows-to-newfoundland-aquaculture-expansion-plan/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=df925c69e7-Americas_briefing_Oct_03_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-df925c69e7-92426209.

189. Pinks in UK Rivers - poses threat to native fish: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1077811/Spread%2Dof%2DPink%2DSalmon%2Din%2DBritain%2DRaises%2DDisease%2DThreat.

188. Refinancing Debt? - $165M, Camanchaca, Chile: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/10/02/camanchaca-mulling-165-million-refinance-proposal/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=307edf60dd-Europe_briefing_Oct_03_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-307edf60dd-92426209.

187. PRV in Farmed Salmon - Alex Morton/Miller/Cohen: http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2012/04/for-the-record.html.

186. Anti Fish Farm Foe - financial struggle of Alex Morton: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/one-womans-struggle-to-save-bcs-wild-salmon/article4102390/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&.

185. Huge Lice Costs - Norway, $355Million per year:  https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/aquaculture/the-egg-novel-marine-harvest-salmon-pen-face-hurdles.

184. Disease - IHN, WA, 2012:  http://wildfishconservancy.org/atlantic-salmon-net-pen-recommendations-comments.

183. Sept 30, 2017, Long History of Escapes - WA, fish farms: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/after-atlantic-salmon-spill-fish-farms-future-under-attack-on-both-sides-of-border/. Washington is no stranger to farmed Atlantic salmon escapes, with spills in 1996, 1997 and 1999, including one of 369,000 fish.

182. Senators Want Fish Farms Banned - WA, Puget Sound: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/after-atlantic-salmon-spill-fish-farms-future-under-attack-on-both-sides-of-border/.  "Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, said he thinks it is past time to take action against Atlantic salmon farming in Washington, adding that he and others in Olympia on both sides of the aisle have legislation in the works for the coming legislative session. “I am totally opposed to net pen aquaculture of invasive species in the Salish Sea.”"

180.  Tribes Want Fish Farms Removed - WA, Puget Sound: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/after-atlantic-salmon-spill-fish-farms-future-under-attack-on-both-sides-of-border/.

179. Fish Farms Banned - Oregon, Alaska, California, Wild Fish Conservancy: http://wildfishconservancy.org/atlantic-salmon-net-pen-recommendations-comments.
"Washington is the only state on the West Coast that has not forbidden Atlantic salmon net pens in its marine waters." And: "Alaska, California, and Oregon have all banned Atlantic salmon net pens. These states recognized the damage net pens impose on their wild fish populations. In Alaska, Atlantic salmon net pens are prohibited because the risk of disease infection, parasite exposure, and potential damage to wild salmon is too high. Oregon states that Atlantic salmon net pens are prohibited due to their potential to cause adverse ecological and genetic damage. Similarly, in California net pens are prohibited due to concerns about infection, disease, and impacts on wild fish. Washington is the only state on the West Coast that allows this industry to operate in its waters. And not only does Washington allow Atlantic salmon to be raised in open water net pens, it is actively encouraging industrial expansion of this industry."

178. Fish Farms Banned - Oregon, Alaska, California: http://www.opb.org/news/article/puget-sound-atlantic-salmon-escape-new-fish-farm-opposition/. "Wild Fish Conservancy Executive Director Kurt Beardslee fired up the audience in Sequim Tuesday night by describing how Atlantic salmon net pens are effectively banned in every other West Coast U.S. state — California, Oregon and Alaska."

177. Boom - Australian seafood exports could double in ten years, to $1.56B: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/29/australian-aquaculture-exports-could-double-in-a-decade/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=a135a6b125-Americas_briefing_Sep_29_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-a135a6b125-92426209.

176. Aggressive Business Practices - Ecuador to step in if India shrimp gets EU ban: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/29/ecuador-ready-to-step-in-if-indian-shrimp-given-eu-ban/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=a135a6b125-Americas_briefing_Sep_29_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-a135a6b125-92426209.

175. Boom - NB exports to China ballooned to 238% increase: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/SearchStory/INaKW1w6zgOM866eI38w2Ob3xziqtbwIUI--ufUsyk8Bqml106wKrhwUiyf5kIlz0/1076495.

174. Fish Farm Spin - BC: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/value-of-farm-raised-salmon-climbing-fast-industry-report-says. Here is my comment: One has to always look for the real stats when fish farms/DFO states their own. The BC Stats report has figures far below these. See the table: https://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/.../fish-farms-are-small....

It says contribution to GDP is a measly $61.9M for all of aquaculture, that there are only 1700 multiplier jobs, and I went out and found that actual employment is only 820 jobs.

And a spin check is always needed. For example, salmon output down is the result of Scotland's lice killing fish (and they paid the highest in lice chemical costs of $483Million last year), Norway's lice killing fish, and Chile fish dying in an algal bloom, caused in part by their own sewage and dumping 75,000MT of dead fish too close off shore. It was down 8.7%. BC fish farms are recasting this as a positive spin story about a global market opportunity.

It goes on.


173. Fish Farms Kill Wild Salmon - BC:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/marc-davis-/fate-of-b-c-s-wild-salmon-all-comes-down-to-trudeaus-next-move_a_23222550/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=f1d54610e8-Salmon_News_Sept28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-f1d54610e8-166907249&mc_cid=f1d54610e8&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

172. Huge Wild Salmon Catch - Alaska, 218.9 Million where their are no fish farms, not in BC:  https://www.seafoodsource.com/pricing/industry-outlooks/commercial-salmon-harvest-in-alaska-creeps-up-by-a-further-2-million-fish?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=f1d54610e8-Salmon_News_Sept28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-f1d54610e8-166907249&mc_cid=f1d54610e8&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.
As of October, this has been bumped to 243 million.

171. Climate Change Anti Salmon - sockeye, coho: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/5-things-b-c-s-climate-losers-and-winners.

170. Kinder Morgan Salmon Kill - CDN, anti-spawning mats put in salmon streams, without approval, in construction areas: http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/26/news/neb-cracks-down-kinder-morgan-disrupting-streams-pipeline-route?utm_content=buffer02d28&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=f1d54610e8-Salmon_News_Sept28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-f1d54610e8-166907249&mc_cid=f1d54610e8&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

169. Too High Prices - sales down, UK, consumers walk: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/29/high-salmon-prices-turning-off-shoppers-in-uk/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b2af9d22b0-Europe_briefing_Sep_29_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b2af9d22b0-92426209.

168. Sexual Harassment - US, Atlantic Capes Fisheries: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/29/uss-atlantic-capes-named-in-sexual-harassment-lawsuit/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b2af9d22b0-Europe_briefing_Sep_29_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b2af9d22b0-92426209.

167. Boom - Guolian, aims to hit $3B in sales/acquisitions in two years:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/28/guolian-targets-3-0-billion-in-sales-by-2019-through-acquisitions-organic-growth/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=cac484d2dd-Americas_briefing_Sep_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-cac484d2dd-92426209.

166. Increasing Protest - against Tassal, Tasmania, annual report: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/28/tassal-naive-to-think-root-of-tasmanian-aquacultures-problems-is-activism/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=dbbf6dbbc9-Europe_briefing_Sep_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-dbbf6dbbc9-92426209.

165. Fake News - BC farmed salmon sales:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/28/report-british-columbias-farmed-salmon-sector-value-growing-faster-than-volume/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=dbbf6dbbc9-Europe_briefing_Sep_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-dbbf6dbbc9-92426209. "The value of salmon farmed in the west coast Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) has increased 37% between 2013 and 2016, according to a report commissioned by the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association, reports the Vancouver Sun. The wholesale value of BC farmed salmon rose to CAD 796 million ($641.7m) in 2016, creating 2,966 direct jobs and 2,716 indirect jobs, according to the report prepared by accountants MNP LLP." Do remember that the real number of jobs is only 820.   

164.  Class Action Suit - Starkist faces a new suit: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/27/starkist-faces-possible-new-class-action-suit-on-under-filling-claims/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=dbbf6dbbc9-Europe_briefing_Sep_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-dbbf6dbbc9-92426209.

163.  Dumping of Chemicals - NL, "Ernst, East Coast Environmental Law, West Coast Environmental Law Association, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society, and Friends of the Earth Canada are calling for an industry-wide investigation into the chemical dumping practice." See: http://asf.ca/aquaculture-dumping-regulations-not-enforced.html.

162. Interbreeding - NL, wild, escaped farmed Atlantics, second generation fish, too: http://asf.ca/not-so-wild-world-of-nl-salmon.html.   Quote: "“For the first time the unambiguous, widespread detection of first- and second-generation wild- aquaculture hybrid salmon and pure aquaculture offspring (i.e. 35 per cent hybrids, 17/18 rivers within 75 km) has been reported,” the research says. “Results indicate that levels of hybridization were higher in smaller populations, hybridization had pre-dated the 2013 escape event, and some hybrids were reproductively viable.”

Let that sink in for a moment: the research says one in three fish are hybrids, it’s not just one escape that’s to blame, and the genetic genie is out of the bottle, because the hybrids are themselves reproducing."


161. Forage Fish Kill - Russia, to ramp up its pelagic fishery for fish feed fish: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/26/russia-aims-to-boost-its-fishmeal-production-capacity-increase-pelagic-fishery/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=58f614a644-Europe_briefing_Sep_26_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-58f614a644-92426209.

160. Fish Farm Protest - NL: http://nlcar.ca/index.html.

159. Two Dead Workers - Philippines: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/26/vietnam-fishermen-killed-in-collision-with-philippines-navy-boat/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=2200759909-Americas_briefing_Sep_26_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-2200759909-92426209.

158. Human Trafficking Slavery Rampant - Thailand fisheries industries: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/26/study-human-trafficking-slavery-rampant-in-thai-fishing-industry/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=2200759909-Americas_briefing_Sep_26_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-2200759909-92426209.

157. Jail Sentence - Codfather, four years:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/25/codfather-to-spend-nearly-four-years-in-jail/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=2200759909-Americas_briefing_Sep_26_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-2200759909-92426209.

156. Boom - canned seafood to grow by $7B:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/26/report-worldwide-canned-seafood-market-to-grow-by-nearly-7bn/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=52bf58cf42-Europe_briefing_Sep_27_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-52bf58cf42-92426209.

155. Big Debt - Chile, Australis Seafood, $100 million needed from banks: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/26/chiles-australis-seafoods-inks-100m-refinance-deal/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=52bf58cf42-Europe_briefing_Sep_27_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-52bf58cf42-92426209.

154. Food Safety Report - investors warned: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1352884/report-warns-investors-of-food-safety-risks-in-asian-aquaculture?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f72f1614c5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-f72f1614c5-244877629.

153. Escape - Scotland, 310,000 salmon in 2016:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1350814/scottish-salmon-escapes-surpass-310000-in-2016?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=562632b963-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-562632b963-245113141.

152. Sea Choice Against Seafood Watch - the latter issued a yellow rating on BC fish farms, the former disagrees:  http://theprovince.com/news/local-news/seafood-watch-seachoice-at-odds-over-farmed-salmon-good-alternative-rating/wcm/a5ff6f79-2be3-41b5-9a05-88ce68b000a7.

151.  Student Against Fish Farm - BC, signs: http://www.surreynowleader.com/community/salmon-signs-hoped-to-help-cultivate-awareness/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=738c0227ec-Salmon_News_Sept22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-738c0227ec-166907249&mc_cid=738c0227ec&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

150. Fine - Marine Harvest, BC, for not releasing wild herring, 2009, $5000, Video of herring in nethttp://theprovince.com/news/local-news/first-nations-video-shows-thousands-of-wild-fish-in-salmon-farm/wcm/668c67ca-5fc7-4a79-b4ed-25ab99a50a66.

149. Bust? - Puget Sound eco-group may call for end to fish farms, WA:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076795/Puget%2DSound%2DPartnership%2DMay%2DCall%2Dfor%2DEnd%2Dto%2DAtlantic%2DSalmon%2DNet%2DPens%2Din%2DPuget%2DSound.

148. Disease - oysters infected with Herpes: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076833/A%2DStrain%2Dof%2DHerpes%2Dis%2DKilling%2DPacific%2DOysters.

147. Occupation Stopped, Overlooking Operations Instead: BC, Swanson, Marine Harvest:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076799/First%2DNations%2DProtesters%2DHalt%2DOccupation%2Dof%2DMarine%2DHarvest%2DSalmon%2DFarm%2Din%2DBC.

146. Disease, Feces - shrimp, Guangdong floods market, Asia:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076798/Shrimp%2DDisease%2DOutbreak%2Din%2DFujian%2Dand%2DGuangdong%2Dhas%2DFlooded%2DMarket%2DLowering%2DPrices.

145.  Boom - Clearwater sales to China up 500%, due to e-commerce: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076805/Clearwaters%2DChinese%2DSales%2Dup%2D500%2Dpercent%2DLargely%2DDriven%2Dby%2DEcommerce.

144. Bust - Russian fisheries processing hit by bad road and transport system, price volatility, before getting off the ground: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/25/russias-plan-to-boost-on-land-processing-capacity-challenged-by-insufficient-transport-network-price-volatility/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=78fcffa714-Americas_briefing_Sep_25_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-78fcffa714-92426209

143.  Unauthorized Hatcheries - shrimp, India: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/25/pressure-mounts-on-unauthorized-indian-shrimp-hatcheries/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=1e79c1ec46-Europe_briefing_Sep_25_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-1e79c1ec46-92426209.

142. Organized Crime - in fishing industry, Europe: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/25/norway-fisheries-minister-heads-to-un-fisheries-crime-summit/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=1e79c1ec46-Europe_briefing_Sep_25_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-1e79c1ec46-92426209.

141. Bust - Edinburgh Salmon, Scotland, high losses due to high raw material prices:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/25/edinburgh-salmon-co-dives-into-losses-on-high-raw-material-price/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=1e79c1ec46-Europe_briefing_Sep_25_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-1e79c1ec46-92426209.

140. Ecolabel Fraud? - MSCs, see: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/25/msc-consults-lawyers-as-on-the-hook-campaign-mulls-ecolabel-claims-in-other-countries/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=1e79c1ec46-Europe_briefing_Sep_25_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-1e79c1ec46-92426209

139. Boom - Indian shrimp industry: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1347394/indian-shrimp-industry-on-cusp-of-new-value-boom?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=823269cc29-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-823269cc29-244877629.

138. Fake News - BC salmon farmers crow about mistaken Seafood Watch yellow rating. See: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1348779/bc-salmon-farmers-say-seafood-watch-rating-gives-buyers-confidence-boost?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=6cd1561cba-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-6cd1561cba-244948953. See this post for why it is wrong: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/09/fish-farms-good-alternative.html.

137. Oligopoly - Unibond, China, consolidation: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/22/unibond-adds-to-team-rebrands-amid-china-processing-consolidation/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=7f9435bff8-Americas_briefing_Sep_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-7f9435bff8-92426209.

136. Sea Lice Crisis - Hong Kong salmon prices way up: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076684/Hong%2DKong%2DSalmon%2DPrices%2DShoot%2DUp%2Das%2DSea%2DLice%2DCrisis%2DAffects%2DGlobal%2DSupply.

135. Financial Crisis - Russian fishing industry teeters on edge: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076672/Russian%2DFishing%2DProfits%2DFall%2Din%2D2017%2DIndustry%2Don%2DVerge%2Dof%2DFinancial%2DCrisi.s

134. Escape - 310,000! in 2016 in Scotland: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1350814/scottish-salmon-escapes-surpass-310000-in-2016?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d9ccf7ea83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-d9ccf7ea83-244877629.

133. Escape - Chile, 280,000 fish from only one farm, while crowing about reducing escapes:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1350835/chile-cuts-down-dramatically-on-salmon-escapes-mostly?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d9ccf7ea83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-d9ccf7ea83-244877629.

132. Fish Farm Ban - May Spread to Other Municipalities, BC, Sooke. See Sooke and Tortel, Chile ban, in items 99 and 102: http://asf.ca/sooke-moves-to-ban-atlantic-salmon-farms.html.

131. Escape - Cooke, government knew the broken nets needed changing: http://asf.ca/atlantic-salmon-escape-into-pacific-northwest-waters.html.

130. Protest - over moving seals attracted by fish farm salmon to north of country, 2000 seals, to be stopped: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-21/seal-relocation-in-tasmania-to-be-halted/8966490,

129. Herring Caught in Fish Farm Net - BC, video: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076497/First%2DNations%2DVideo%2DShows%2DThousands%2Dof%2DSmall%2DHerring%2Din%2DSalmon%2DFarm.

128. Pink Salmon in Wrong Ocean - Ireland, Scotland, NL, from Russia stocking: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/pink-salmon-newfoundland-labrador-russia-1.4297983.

127.  More Codfather Trainwreck - government wants to impound $30M in vessels, Cod says no, and only $2.8M fine: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/19/codfather-fights-vessel-seizures-worth-over-30m-seeks-to-pay-2-8m-fine/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=015aac6b7d-Americas_briefing_Sep_19_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-015aac6b7d-92426209.

126. Battle To Expand - Cooke, Marine Harvest vie for Northern Harvest Sea Farms and processor, North Coast Seafood, $300M turnover. Other battlers include Norwegian, Chilean companies:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/19/sources-cooke-marine-harvest-likely-to-vie-for-northern-harvest-north-coast/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=0910a7eb42-Europe_briefing_Sep_20_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-0910a7eb42-92426209.

125. SLICE Use too High for Licences - Scotland, 28 licences: https://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/sepa-licence-bids-decided-by-end-of-november/.

124. Antibiotic Use - Indian farmers warned again: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1349581/indian-farmers-warned-over-antibiotic-use-again?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=95c14a5d8d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-95c14a5d8d-244877629.

123. Salmon Farm Hearing - Marine Harvest, Ireland: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1349797/hearing-resumes-over-marine-harvest-ireland-salmon-farm?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=95c14a5d8d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-95c14a5d8d-244877629.

122. Staff Fired - Marine Harvest, 111 staff, 'without cause', France: http://www.intrafish.com/processor/1348209/french-court-says-marine-harvest-dismissed-processing-staff-without-serious-cause?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=359cb0d607-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-359cb0d607-245113141

121. Shut Down Salmon Farms - protest, WA, after Cooke escape: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1348248/protestors-call-for-shutdown-of-washington-salmon-farms-following-cooke-escape?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=359cb0d607-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-359cb0d607-245113141.

120. Disease - botulism in smoked salmon, USA: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1349560/fda-raises-botulism-concerns-with-us-smoked-salmon-firm?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=359cb0d607-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-359cb0d607-245113141.

119. Government Afraid - over NZ King Salmon farm move: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1349585/government-fears-exposed-over-nz-king-salmon-farm-move?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=359cb0d607-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-359cb0d607-245113141.

118. $214M Wild Harvest - No Fishing in BC: Alaska has huge salmon runs, BC almost non-existent:  http://www.intrafish.com/fisheries/1347330/bristol-bay-fishermen-rake-in-over-usd-214-million-nearly-double-20-year-average?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=359cb0d607-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-359cb0d607-245113141.

117. Land Based Tilapia 1$M - Angola, Chinese firm: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/20/chinese-firm-putting-1m-into-land-based-tilapia-in-angola/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=f4a9e85d84-Americas_briefing_Sep_20_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-f4a9e85d84-92426209.

116. More Pac Andes Trainwreck - China, Guolian deterred from fishery by Pac Andes group companies debt: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/20/guolian-deterred-from-fresh-china-fishery-bid-by-pac-andes-debt-issues/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=f4a9e85d84-Americas_briefing_Sep_20_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-f4a9e85d84-92426209.

115. Fishermen 'Kept Like Slaves' - Taiwan: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1076360/Fishermen%2DIncluding%2Dfrom%2DIndonesia%2DKept%2DLike%2DSlaves%2Din%2DTaiwan.

114. Boom - Russia, $1.2B investment into Antarctica fishing fleet: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/15/eying-antarctic-push-russia-announces-1-2bn-investment-in-fishing-sector/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=5e479d34ab-Americas_briefing_Sep_18_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-5e479d34ab-92426209.

113. Fraud - injecting shrimp with gel to increase weight, Vietnam: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/15/vietnam-finding-more-cases-of-shrimp-gel-injections/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d173433ee4-Europe_briefing_Sep_18_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d173433ee4-92426209

112. Bust - smuggling shark fins, $180M, China: undercurrentnews.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=0835cc9ef5eca8d6b8c547f12&id=14c0f6ff22&e=e129385461.

111. Boom - $10B Exports, Vietnam, new shrimp method: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/18/minh-phu-chairman-new-farming-method-will-allow-vietnam-to-hit-10bn-exports/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d173433ee4-Europe_briefing_Sep_18_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d173433ee4-92426209.

110. Protest - Tasmania, government won't stop fish farms: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1348243/government-rules-out-tasmanian-aquaculture-moratorium-as-protests-continue?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4182990cc6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-4182990cc6-244877629.

109. Shut Down Salmon Farms - WA, protesters: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1348248/protestors-call-for-shutdown-of-washington-salmon-farms-following-cooke-escape?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4182990cc6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-4182990cc6-244877629.

108. Battle Over GM Salmon: editors, Intrafish: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1346132/debate-intrafish-editors-battle-over-gm-salmon?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4182990cc6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-4182990cc6-244877629.

107. Escape, Escape - 11,000 salmon, Scotland:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1348077/11000-fish-escape-from-scottish-salmon-company-farm?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4182990cc6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-4182990cc6-244877629.

106. Boom and Bust Cycle - bream, Mediterranean:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1347872/is-the-mediterranean-bass-bream-sector-breaking-its-boom-and-bust-cycle?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4182990cc6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-4182990cc6-244877629.

105. Organic Salmon Pulled, Investigated - USA: http://www.intrafish.com/marketplace/1345945/agencies-investigating-us-firms-organic-salmon-claims?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=42e0f0ecda-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-42e0f0ecda-244948953.

104. Brexit Could Kill Grimsby Smoker - UK: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1075849/Britain%2DCould%2DLose%2DProtected%2DGeographical%2DBrands%2DLike%2DGrimsby%2DSmoked%2DFish%2DUnder%2DBrexit.

103. Fish Escape - Scotland, 11,000: https://stv.tv/news/west-central/1397856-more-than-11-000-salmon-escape-fish-farm-on-isle-of-mull/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=3dd8b37c17-Salmon_News_Sept15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-3dd8b37c17-166907249&mc_cid=3dd8b37c17&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

102. City Prohibits Fish Farms - Chile, Patagonia: http://oceana.org/blog/how-one-tiny-community-fought-industrial-salmon-farming-%E2%80%94-and-won?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=3dd8b37c17-Salmon_News_Sept15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-3dd8b37c17-166907249&mc_cid=3dd8b37c17&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

101. Fish Farms Spread Antibiotic Resistance Genes - study: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1500041-study-links-fish-farms-to-spread-of-antibiotic-resistance?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=3dd8b37c17-Salmon_News_Sept15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-3dd8b37c17-166907249&mc_cid=3dd8b37c17&mc_eid=5777c92bcd#.Wa1HzR-bHAh.twitter. 132 genes!

100. (Sept 16, 2017, 100 BAD NEWS STORIES in 16 days): Atlantic Escaped Salmon in Fraser - caught near Chilliwack:  http://www.theprogress.com/news/atlantic-salmon-caught-in-stolo-net-on-the-fraser-river-near-chilliwack/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=3dd8b37c17-Salmon_News_Sept15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-3dd8b37c17-166907249&mc_cid=3dd8b37c17&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

99. Sooke Prohibits Fish Farms - BC: http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/444672043.html?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=3dd8b37c17-Salmon_News_Sept15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-3dd8b37c17-166907249&mc_cid=3dd8b37c17&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

98. Red Flagged Eco-Certification - MSC, only 15% meet standard: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/seachoice-raises-red-flags-about-eco-certified-seafood. NO certified BC fish farm meets all conditions, even years later. Karen Wristen, Living Oceans: "“In B.C. they have varied this criterion to allow the government regulatory level of 3 motile lice per fish to apply,” she said. “None of the farms are compliant with the ASC standard.”

The report notes that one certified farm successfully sent ASC certified fish to market twice despite experiencing several sea lion deaths, a breach that should have prevented certification.

Seventeen B.C. salmon farms are ASC certified and about eight more are under assessment. SeaChoice analyzed published audit reports on certified farms.

“It says right in the ASC standard that 100 per cent compliance is required for certification and that is patently not the case,” she said. “I can’t think of one farm that is totally compliant.”"

97. Escaped Fish - 250 kms north, Campbell River: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/escaped-atlantic-salmon-reported-250-km-north-of-collapsed-fish-farm-1.4288626?utm_content=buffer2474d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=3dd8b37c17-Salmon_News_Sept15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-3dd8b37c17-166907249&mc_cid=3dd8b37c17&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

96. Flotilla Against Fish Farms - Our Sound, Our Salmon, WA: https://www.facebook.com/events/1448742535219472/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22:%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22:%5C%22page%5C%22,%5C%22mechanism%5C%22:%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22,%5C%22extra_data%5C%22:[]%7D]%22,%22has_source%22:true%7D.

95.Dead Fish Dumped into Pristine Wilderness - BC, Swanson, Sept 13, 2017 post: http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/2017/09/fish-farm-fight-update-september-13.html. "The fish appear in poor health. The packer “Proud Venture” is pumping dead fish out of the bottom of the pens every few days, then going around the corner into Blackfish Sound and pumping the farm water full of rotting fish tissue into the migration route of the Fraser sockeye and all southcoast salmon. The boat then returns to the farm and pumps more dead fish into the hold."

94. Shark Fin, Etc. Confiscated - $180M fine, China: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/15/180m-in-seafood-seized-amid-bust-of-chinese-shark-fin-ring/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=9304085dc6-Americas_briefing_Sep_15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-9304085dc6-92426209.

93. Boom - Biomar buys Alimentsa, Ecuador: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/13/biomar-completes-deal-for-ecuadors-alimentsa/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=bcc45d2934-Europe_briefing_Sep_14_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-bcc45d2934-92426209.

92. Staggering Number of Stores - Alibaba, China: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/11/wsc-2017-live/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=7d640fec7b-Europe_briefing_Sep_15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-7d640fec7b-92426209.

91. Old Fraudster Spared Jail - Scotland: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/14/70-year-old-scottish-seafood-exec-spared-jail-over-russia-salmon-fraud/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ed2729edc4-Salmon_roundup_Sep_15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ed2729edc4-92426209.

90. Urgent Need for Updated Regs - WA escape:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/08/more-urgency-sought-for-updating-washington-fish-farm-regs/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ed2729edc4-Salmon_roundup_Sep_15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ed2729edc4-92426209.

89. Escaped Fish - now 155 miles north of WA collapsed farm, Campbell River: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/14/escaped-salmon-found-155-miles-north-of-washington-state-farm/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ed2729edc4-Salmon_roundup_Sep_15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ed2729edc4-92426209.

88. No Limits to Fish Fight - BC aboriginals: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1342867/first-nations-chief-says-no-limits-in-fight-against-canadas-salmon-farms?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ddab61b30f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-ddab61b30f-245113141.

87. Blanket Duty - USA, over Vietnam pangasius: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/04/us-plans-to-hit-all-vietnam-pangasius-exporters-with-blanket-duty/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=355d42a925-Recap_GSMC_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_483b84eead-355d42a925-92334001.

86. $6.3 Million Big Time Fine - Starkist, major waste water discharge: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/12/starkist-to-pay-6-3m-fine-for-breaking-wastewater-rules/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=993b3ca703-Americas_briefing_Sep_13_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-993b3ca703-92426209.

85. Escaped Fish Still Not Caught - two weeks later, 104,000 farmed salmon still not caught, polluting the sea, WA, Cooke:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/13/more-than-104k-farmed-salmon-still-roam-free/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=993b3ca703-Americas_briefing_Sep_13_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-993b3ca703-92426209

84. Fish Escape Protest - BC, WA escape leads to anti fish farm push: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/13/us-salmon-escape-leads-to-activism-in-canada/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=993b3ca703-Americas_briefing_Sep_13_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-993b3ca703-92426209

83. Boom - Vitapro launches fourth feed research centre in Peru, builds new plant in Honduras: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/13/vitapro-launches-new-shrimp-feed-research-center-in-peru-builds-new-plant-in-honduras/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=993b3ca703-Americas_briefing_Sep_13_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-993b3ca703-92426209.

82. Bust - Ecuador exports hit by Asian competition, Peru chaos, low prices: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/11/vigo-tuna-2017/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=993b3ca703-Americas_briefing_Sep_13_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-993b3ca703-92426209.

81. More First Nations Against Fish Farms - BC, 90% against, even those with 'protocol' agreements, Bob Chamberlin: https://www.biv.com/article/2017/9/us-fish-farm-collapse-spawns-rise-bc-activism/.

80. Open Ocean Sewage, Pollution - industry wants to set up offshore. Their mega-farms and pollution needs to be objected to, as the Bengal Bay is at the tipping point, and we don't need sewage, eutrophication on a global scale by allowing fish farms to set up where there is no check on them and discharge into the world's oceans: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1075512/With%2DLargest%2DEEZ%2Din%2DWorld%2DUS%2DWont%2DGrow%2Da%2DSingle%2DLb%2Dof%2DFish%2Din%2DFederal%2DWaters%2DSay%2DOcean%2DStewards.

79. Fraud - Scotland, fish seller uses someone elses' labels to sell products:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1075309/Scottish%2DSeafood%2DSeller%2DConvicted%2Dof%2DFraudulently%2DUsing%2DLabels%2Dof%2DAnother%2DCompany%2Dto%2DSell%2DFish%2Din%2DEU.

78.  More MSC/ASC Problems - fisheries can be certified even though they have problems, and five years later still have them: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1075307/Canadas%2DSea%2DChoice%2DCaims%2DMSC%2Dand%2DASC%2DNot%2DEnforcing%2DConditions%2Dof%2DCertification%2DRequired%2Dfor%2DRenewal.

77. MSC/ASC Certs Don't Mean Much - have only lead to changes in 15% of fisheries: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/12/msc-asc-falling-short-in-canada-sustainable-seafood-coalition-says/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=6edbc0cda5-Americas_briefing_Sep_12_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-6edbc0cda5-92426209.

76. More Pac-Andes Trainweck - National Fish and Seafood, etc. losses quadruple: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/12/loss-quadruples-for-pacific-andes-owned-processor-national-fish-trading-unit/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=6edbc0cda5-Americas_briefing_Sep_12_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-6edbc0cda5-92426209.

75. Mutant Salmon - Lummi Nation, WA, against fish farms and escapes, video, Sept 11: https://www.facebook.com/oursoundoursalmon/.

74. Diseases - ISA and others in Canadian fish: http://inspection.gc.ca/animals/aquatic-animals/diseases/reportable/2017/eng/1339174937153/1339175227861.

73. Occupy Movement to get Fish Farms Out - BC, aboriginals: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1075174/First%2DNations%2DLeaders%2DRally%2Din%2DSupport%2Dof%2DBC%2DSalmon%2DFarm%2DOccupation.

72. Pull Farms Out of Ocean - WA, USA, experts against fish farms after escape: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1075172/Experts%2DWeigh%2Din%2Don%2DFarmed%2DSalmon%2DEscape%2Din%2DWashington%2DState.

71. Regs Old, Out of Date - WA, USA, fish farms: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/08/more-urgency-sought-for-updating-washington-fish-farm-regs/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=53c5030d0d-Europe_briefing_Sep_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-53c5030d0d-92426209.

70.  Price Fixing Control - Dongwons chairman Kim, Starkist under his control: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/08/starkist-under-direct-control-of-dongwons-chairman-kim-during-price-fixing-years-lawsuits-allege/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=53c5030d0d-Europe_briefing_Sep_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-53c5030d0d-92426209

69. Whistle Blower is Slave Labour Company - Thai Union, confirms is was whistle blower in price-fixing tuna case, Chicken of the Sea and etc.: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/11/thai-union-confirms-its-whistleblower-in-us-tuna-price-fixing-probe/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=53c5030d0d-Europe_briefing_Sep_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-53c5030d0d-92426209

68. Boom - new plant in Portugal allows significant development for Spanish firm: http://www.intrafish.com/processor/1339691/spanish-tuna-groups-output-to-rise-40-percent-with-new-portuguese-plant?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=5a96c0b0dc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-5a96c0b0dc-244948953

68. Boom - Young's new deal puts brand in thousands of retail establishments, USA: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1339879/youngs-partnership-puts-brand-in-thousands-of-stores-across-us?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=5a96c0b0dc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-5a96c0b0dc-244948953.

67. Court Case Against Tassal Fish Farm - Tasmania, public, tourism industry, etc. against more pollution from fish farms: http://www.themercury.com.au/news/tasmania/court-action-launched-against-farm/news-story/e78014d5daea3f92096db67169f8db40.

66. Trademark Infringement - Starkist, Italian-based firm: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/07/starkist-accused-of-trademark-infringement-by-its-independent-italian-style-brand/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=10b6e8914a-Europe_briefing_Sep_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-10b6e8914a-92426209.

65. Dueling Certification Systems - ASC objects to MSC cert for Mexican skipjack and yellowfin tuna:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/07/overriding-wwf-objection-pacific-tuna-fishery-gains-msc-certification/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=10b6e8914a-Europe_briefing_Sep_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-10b6e8914a-92426209.

64. Bust - Norwegian-backed tuna farmer closes: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1339858/norwegian-backed-tuna-farmer-closes-down-after-partner-fallout?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=822588badf-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-822588badf-244877629.

63. Antibiotic Resistant Genes from Fish Feed - bacteria: https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21728615-feeding-time-worries-antibiotic-resistance-fish-farms-passed-fish?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=4bd4dd5e1c-Salmon_News_Sept8_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-4bd4dd5e1c-166907249&mc_cid=4bd4dd5e1c&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

62.  Cohen Report - LeBlanc says he'll actually do something - more science. Huh, that just gives fish farms another five year pass to use our ocean as a free open sewer. Then they'll say, the science doesn't say that, it says this, and we need five years more science: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fisheries-minister-dominic-leblanc-sockeye-fraser-river-declining-1.3713332. Asking for science is naive. LeBanc won't be in office by the time his inconclusive science comes in. Here are some of LeBlanc's naive thoughts: ""I think there is a way for world-class, transparent, open and available science and management decisions that are transparent to Canadians to be made with respect to the aquaculture sector."" We don't need science we need to get fish farms out of the ocean just like Norway that is fed up with its environmental damage and is giving out free licences to set up on land.

61. First Nations Want Fish Farms Out - Sept 8, Bob Chamberlin, paper to John Horgan, Premier: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/first-nations-leaders-rally-in-support-of-b-c-salmon-farm-occupation-1.4279850?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=4bd4dd5e1c-Salmon_News_Sept8_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-4bd4dd5e1c-166907249&mc_cid=4bd4dd5e1c&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

""The vast majority of First Nations in British Columbia are absolutely opposed to open pen fish farms," said Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs vice-president Bob Chamberlin."

60. Legislation With NO Teeth - WA: http://asf.ca/that-atlantic-salmon-farm-was-on-its-last-legs.html.This is what Cooke said in Feb, 2017 about conditions on the farm that fell apart: "
The existing steel net pen structure has been in service for approximately 16 years in the marine environment and is due for complete replacement. Steel net pen systems located in the marine environment are subject to the corrosive effects of salt water and to metal fatigue from the constant wave energy, storm events and the extreme forces that are exerted on them from tidal currents. The corrosion on the metal walkway grating and substructures is accelerating and some metal hinge joints show signs of excess wear. Repairing the rusted steel walkways and replacing fatigued metal components of the existing cage system structure in place is not cost effective or practical." Cooke said this to government. Read the rest of the article to see what the government knew and what it did/didn't do.

Here is some:  "The Department of Natural Resources inspected the Cypress Island farm in September 2016. Smillie said DNR does fairly perfunctory inspections, checking on things like whether emergency response kits are well-stocked.

“We don’t have a whole lot of structural engineers on staff to go out and inspect our lease facilities,” Smillie said." And: "
“We rely on them to make sure that their facility is in good shape and doesn’t fall apart,” Smillie said."

59. Citizens Against Fish Farms - Re Cooke escape, WA, Our Sound Our Salmon - Flotilla protest: https://www.oursound-oursalmon.org/flotilla.

58. Disease - Norway, to fight pancreas disease: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/04/norway-to-intensify-fight-against-pancreas-disease-in-salmon/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=980b97b3ad-Salmon_roundup_Sep_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-980b97b3ad-92426209.

57. Boom - Japanese food conglomerate buys salmon smoker: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/05/japanese-food-conglomerate-buys-salmon-smoker/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=980b97b3ad-Salmon_roundup_Sep_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-980b97b3ad-92426209

56. Boom - Chile exports of salmon fillets to USA highest in five years:  r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001MygslikgwaZRbawbNgnLF--9gVekEoTfPKG5HTvhKkSAHDoAHU5T32PBtVb62GWS6CK46QstgB9kM3QxuU6M_QuVf-Dw1sV6Lwo4GkT8RDZeum6byS2BUe231dCGVxZd70ZKWPjEcVtf5z5MHvcus9ONJBvyuSA3JQ2h7JpJgHwK0yB_y6sVcv8x5UD5d_ICNethNPDh3pvNfsDejk28dlz6aOW1HtC515fwxygY8m06r0niO94GwKXbEWlbpJ-ImGFpQqJsWpx-B-xdqoLlkIqKfQSxKkAVtIO_mjDPuORpjyZdCYZkQe--hJrVyToB8c5xT25iqHBZqTnK9XpF8A==&c=YlUI_WVQrzlPPTnjczLkvFULu5IZLAFCgiRu3S4gsroFMzH6F4zTPQ==&ch=rCpnqlm4za87PMXlEEJDLW01_E8UDXO2w1LT-xB7603MLCaS0uKFNw==.

55. Petition Against Tassal - Tasmania, they want to go into schools to tell children fish farms are sustainable. This should not be allowed. Please sign Environment Tasmania's petition: http://www.et.org.au/tassal_not_welcome_in_the_classroom?utm_campaign=tassal_schools&utm_medium=email&utm_source=environmenttasmania.

54. Escaped Salmon Fight - DFO/Morton both asking for escaped farmed salmon fish and data: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/competing-efforts-emerge-to-track-escaped-atlantic-salmon-in-b-c

53. Disease - mold in fry, Scotland, Saprolegniahttps://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/06/scottish-salmon-farmers-unite-in-research-to-raise-stock-levels/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=cc8bd80751-Prices_and_supply_Sep_07_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-cc8bd80751-92426209.

52. Boom - Chile, Multiexport sales up 77%, $122 Million: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/06/higher-volume-prices-prompt-77-rise-in-sales-for-chiles-multiexport/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=cc8bd80751-Prices_and_supply_Sep_07_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-cc8bd80751-92426209.

51. Alaska Catch Record 2010 Million Salmon - BC, 1.25 sockeye for Fraser:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1074680/With%2DAll%2DTime%2DRecord%2DChum%2DCatch%2Dand%2D50%2DMlllion%2DSockeye%2DAlaska%2DSalmon%2DSeason%2DSurpasses%2DExpectatons.

50. Workers Fired - 3,000 jobs, 1200 already gone, South Africa, pilchard collapse: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/06/walvis-bay-pilchard-industrys-job-losses-to-surpass-3000/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=4a0ab36162-Americas_briefing_Sep_06_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-4a0ab36162-92426209

49. Billionaire $$ in Seafood - Ackman, exits Nomad Foods with $479 Million share offer: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/06/hedge-fund-billionaire-ackman-exits-nomad-foods-with-share-offering-worth-up-to-497m/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=4a0ab36162-Americas_briefing_Sep_06_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-4a0ab36162-92426209.

48. Mega Offshore Sewage/Etc - Norway, Nordlaks: http://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/joy-for-nordlaks-as-ship-shape-farms-get-green-light/.

47. Mega Offshore Sewage/Etc Fish Farm - Norway, Nordlaks, Produkter, Havfarm concept: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/06/norway-grants-nordlaks-additional-licenses-to-develop-offshore-salmon-project/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d72e2adb68-Europe_briefing_Sep_06_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d72e2adb68-92426209.

46. Worker Dies - Thailand fish farm: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1339989/migrant-worker-dies-on-thai-fish-farm?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0a30e9977c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-0a30e9977c-244877629.

45. Fish Feed Causes Antibiotic Resistance: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1339986/new-study-links-fishmeal-to-antibiotic-resistance?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0a30e9977c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-0a30e9977c-244877629

44. Mega Offshore Sewage/Eutrophication/Disease Damage, Sewage - SalMar, Norway to position new offshore rig, a larger farm where no one can look at it, and let go its sewage, etc, to avoid on-shore regulations: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1340230/video-salmars-giant-offshore-aquaculture-facility-arrives-in-norway?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0a30e9977c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-0a30e9977c-244877629,


43. Offshore Climate Disaster/Mega Pollution - Salmar, Norway, fish farms want to move off shore with mega farms to avoid problems with governments stopping licences for environmental degradation near shore. What I have been saying for years now confirmed:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/17/salmar-sees-big-potential-for-offshore-expansion-as-ocean-farm-1-arrives-in-norway-from-china/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Subscribers&utm_campaign=80db65b602-Recap_GSMC_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_483b84eead-80db65b602-92334001.

42. CEO Resigns - Grieg and Bremnes co-venture:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/05/ceo-of-grieg-bremnes-salmon-sales-jv-resigns/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ae7fb4535f-Americas_briefing_Sep_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ae7fb4535f-92426209.

41. Dispute - BC, aboriginals, Marine Harvest over getting fish farms out of the ocean:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/05/marine-harvest-canada-first-nation-protestors-in-stalemate/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ae7fb4535f-Americas_briefing_Sep_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ae7fb4535f-92426209.

40. Bust - ongoing story on ASC non-compliance, Tassal, Tasmania:  https://www.google.ca/search?dcr=0&q=ABC+-+Tassal+ASC+problem+-+Sept+2017&oq=ABC+-+Tassal+ASC+problem+-+Sept+2017&gs_l=psy-ab.3...21639.25695.0.26163.12.12.0.0.0.0.126.1045.10j2.12.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.5.428...33i160k1j33i21k1.zWgyVBOAf_4.

39. Bust - Vietnam pangasuis hit by US duty:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/04/us-plans-to-hit-all-vietnam-pangasius-exporters-with-blanket-duty/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ae7fb4535f-Americas_briefing_Sep_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ae7fb4535f-92426209.

38. Boom - Young's, UK, that had the Grimsby problem with Marine Harvest pulling its contract, inks new deal to expand in US with Fishn' Co: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/05/youngs-inks-deal-with-the-fishin-co-for-us-expansion/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=ae7fb4535f-Americas_briefing_Sep_05_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-ae7fb4535f-92426209.

37.  Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Fishmeal: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2017/august/fish-food-for-marine-farms-harbor-antibiotic-resistance-genes.html.

36. Boom - Vietnam sales to China up $700M since 2007:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/01/vietnam-seafood-sales-to-china-up-700m-since-2007/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=674f05ff96-Americas_briefing_Sep_01_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-674f05ff96-92426209.

35. Disease - pancreatic disease fight, Norway: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/04/norway-to-intensify-fight-against-pancreas-disease-in-salmon/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=797a1987bd-Americas_briefing_Sep_04_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-797a1987bd-92426209.

34. Boom - Peru, to triple seafood exports to $3B by 2021: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/04/peru-aims-to-triple-exports-for-human-consumption-by-2021/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=797a1987bd-Americas_briefing_Sep_04_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-797a1987bd-92426209.

33. Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Fish Meal: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/04/antibiotic-resistant-genes-found-in-fishmeal/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=797a1987bd-Americas_briefing_Sep_04_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-797a1987bd-92426209.

32. Cooke Knew, State Agencies Knew - the nitty gritty of the collapse and who knew what when: http://www.opb.org/news/article/that-atlantic-salmon-farm-was-on-its-last-legs-and-washington-state-knew-it/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=31253acfa3-Salmon_News_Sept1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-31253acfa3-166907249&mc_cid=31253acfa3&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

31. Close Puget Sound/WA Fish Farms Completely - WA, Cooke escape: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/after-atlantic-salmon-spill-fish-farms-future-under-attack-on-both-sides-of-border/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=31253acfa3-Salmon_News_Sept1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-31253acfa3-166907249&mc_cid=31253acfa3&mc_eid=5777c92bcd. Atlantics eat salmon smolts: "Swinomish chairman Brian Cladoosby was out fishing this week, “trying to kill these things.” He said fishermen are catching Atlantics with bellies full of native Pacific salmon fingerlings." And fish caught as far away as Tofino, more than 100 nautical miles from Cypress Is, WA. And past escapes in WA are: "Washington is no stranger to farmed Atlantic salmon escapes, with spills in 1996, 1997 and 1999, including one of 369,000 fish. So far, no instance of crossbreeding between Pacific and Atlantic salmon has been documented." And past stocking has failed: "The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife once tried to establish Atlantic salmon runs to stoke fishing opportunity, releasing the foreign fish in Washington waters in 1951, 1980 and 1981. Many releases also were made in lakes. But none resulted in established runs."

30. Citizens Win Environmental Assessment - Grieg Seafood, Placentia Bay, NL: http://vocm.com/news/environmental-assessment-a-necessity-for-salmon-farm-says-asf/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=31253acfa3-Salmon_News_Sept1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-31253acfa3-166907249&mc_cid=31253acfa3&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

29. Chemicals, Fats in Farmed Fish - wild fish Omega 3s actually do more because O-6s are lower: http://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2017/08/29/the-real-nutritional-difference-between-farmed-and-wild-salmon/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=31253acfa3-Salmon_News_Sept1_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-31253acfa3-166907249&mc_cid=31253acfa3&mc_eid=5777c92bcd. Lots of references in this one.

28. USA/BC Against Fish Farms: aboriginals, Cooke escapes: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/after-atlantic-salmon-spill-fish-farms-future-under-attack-on-both-sides-of-border/.

27. Bust Numbers - Cooke, WA: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/wild-salmon-advocates-file-notice-of-intent-to-sue-over-farmed-fish-escape/.

26. Bust - Fish Farm Issues according to Peter Knutsen, WA, video, Cooke and other issues: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.morton.1671/posts/2070618759833341.

25. Ottawa Weak on Fish Farms - BC, Tyee: https://thetyee.ca/News/2017/08/29/Ottawa-Still-Weak-Fish-Farm-Risks/.

24.  On-land Steals Another Exec from Marine Harvest - Atlantic Sapphire, USA: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/25/atlantic-sapphire-hires-another-marine-harvest-exec-for-miami-ras-salmon-project/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=10cb850e31-Salmon_roundup_Sep_01_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-10cb850e31-92426209.

23. Decrepit Pens - Cooke, WA, knew: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/09/01/cooke-washington-state-knew-about-decrepit-state-of-salmon-pens/.

22. Fish Escape - 119,000 Removed - WA, Cooke, final number:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/28/washington-agencies-unify-response-to-cooke-escape-as-119000-fish-removed/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=10cb850e31-Salmon_roundup_Sep_01_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-10cb850e31-92426209.

21. Boom - salmon sales, Scottish Salmon Company, quadruple to USA, up sevenfold to Asia. Two key markets for BC farmed salmon: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/30/scottish-salmon-co-sees-north-america-asia-sales-rocket/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=10cb850e31-Salmon_roundup_Sep_01_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-10cb850e31-92426209.

20.Tsilhquot'n Decision - 2014, CBC in 2016:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/first-nations-ecstatic-over-historic-supreme-court-ruling-1.2688509.

19. Boom - Chinese Could Quadruple Fish: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/31/biomar-exec-chinese-finfish-farmers-could-quadruple-output/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3884b272f0-Europe_briefing_Sep_01_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3884b272f0-92426209.

18. Wicklow Point Occupation Against Fish Farms - BC, First Nations, Willie Moon: 

17. Escaped Fish In Rivers - WA, Cooke, about 160,000 final tally, fish in Nooksack, Samish and Skagit rivers: http://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/atlantic-salmon-found-in-rivers-concentrated-along-shorelines/article_947892f0-ce95-5ac5-80e8-fa333d1fc084.html.

16. Swanson Occupation Against Fish Farms - BC: http://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/cooke-put-new-farm-on-hold-after-escape/.

15. Swanson Island Occupation Against Fish Farms - Morton video: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.morton.1671/posts/2070618759833341.

14. Bacterial Infected Salmon Headed for Alaska: WA, Cooke net collapse:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1074188/Alaska%2Don%2Dthe%2DLookout%2DFor%2DEscaped%2DAtlantic%2DSalmon.

13. Urgent to Protect Wild Salmon - senators, WA, Cooke net collapse: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1074201/Washington%2DRepresentatives%2DPen%2DUrgent%2DLetter%2Dto%2DProtect%2DNative%2DSalmon%2DAfter%2DAtlantic%2DSalmon%2DEscape.

12. Fish Farm Collapse Criticism - Cooke, WA: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1073399/Cooke%2DCriticized%2Dfor%2DSalmon%2DPen%2DCollapse%2DEscaped%2DNumbers%2DMuch%2DBigger%2DThan%2DInitial%2DEstimates.

11. Disease - smoked salmon, EU, listeria recall: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/31/meralliance-smoked-salmon-recalled-from-carrefour-over-listeria-risk/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3b9a8657e2-Americas_briefing_Aug_31_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3b9a8657e2-92426209.

10. Escaped Fish Caught Miles From Home - Cooke, WA, salmon: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/31/escaped-cooke-salmon-caught-miles-from-pen/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3b9a8657e2-Americas_briefing_Aug_31_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3b9a8657e2-92426209.

9. Police Smuggled Funds? - Codfather, Rafael, USA, Portugal: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/31/prosecutors-say-sheriffs-captain-helped-codfather-smuggle-cash/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3b9a8657e2-Americas_briefing_Aug_31_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3b9a8657e2-92426209.

8.  Salmon Escape - Cermaq, Chile, 47,500, rolling mortality rate in Canada was 5.9%: http://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/cermaq-low-mortality-but-47500-escaped-fish/.

7.  Illegal Fishing - Galapagos, Ecuador, sharks, Chinese fishermen: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/30/chinese-vessel-owners-jailed-for-illegal-fishing-off-ecuador/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=6845b75143-Europe_briefing_Aug_30_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-6845b75143-92426209.

6. BC Market Narrows? - USA, salmon, Scottish Salmon Co: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/30/scottish-salmon-co-sees-north-america-asia-sales-rocket/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=6845b75143-Europe_briefing_Aug_30_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-6845b75143-92426209.

5. Price Manipulation? - salmon, Norway:  http://www.intrafish.com/news/1334827/norwegian-salmon-giants-reject-accusations-of-price-manipulation?utm_source=IntraFish+Salmon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8679380d1b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c825a4a64-8679380d1b-245113141.

4. Workers Lose to Automation - Centralized feeding control rooms, Norway: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1336528/video-whats-the-latest-trend-for-cutting-salmon-feed-costs?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d40266fd98-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-d40266fd98-244877629.

3. Boom - from Bust, China Fishery, in backruptcy scores triple earnings, part of the on-going Pac Andes trainwreck: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/25/china-fishery-earnings-will-nearly-triple-in-2017-says-sale-teaser/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=1f3cd0a59d-Europe_briefing_Aug_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-1f3cd0a59d-92426209.

2. Exec Jumps Ship to Atlantic Sapphire - yet another exec has jumped from Marine Harvest to AS: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/25/atlantic-sapphire-hires-another-marine-harvest-exec-for-miami-ras-salmon-project/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=1f3cd0a59d-Europe_briefing_Aug_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-1f3cd0a59d-92426209.

1. Coho Better than Atlantic Salmon for Farms - Chile: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/08/28/aquagen-coho-market-changes-present-unique-opportunity-for-chile/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3f545ebb56-Americas_briefing_Aug_28_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3f545ebb56-92426209.