Public Update (2): IHN and BC Salmon Farms
BCSFA, Friday, June 1, 2012
Forty nine of the active salmon farms in BC have now come back testing negative for the Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) virus.http://www.salmonfarmers.org/public-update-2-ihn-and-bc-salmon-farms
IHN virus gone from BC farms
Extensive testing shows no sign of the virus that caused the culling of Atlantic salmon from a farm on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Two farms with previous low findings get clean bill of health
FishfarmingXpert, Odd Grydeland, June 5, 2012http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/index.php?page_id=76&article_id=95060
The IHN virus is naturally carried by wild Pacific salmon and is low risk to them, but can be a high risk to Atlantic salmon.
Fact Information, Mainstream Canada, May 31, 2012http://www.mainstreamcanada.com/ihn-virus-naturally-carried-wild-pacific-salmon-and-low-risk-them-can-be-high-risk-atlantic-salmon
Reasonable people will see the light
By Mary Ellen Walling, Courier-Islander June 6, 2012
Re: Trying to Get Answers, Elena Edwards, Courier-Islander May 30
Members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association share extensive amounts of information regularly:...Regardless of all that proactive work, there are anti-salmon farm campaigners who will argue that our farmers are secretive, and who will lie to support their assertions. We, however, will continue this work, with the belief that reasonable, critical thinkers will see the effort and appreciate it.
Mary Ellen Walling Executive Director BC Salmon Farmers Associationhttp://www.farmfreshsalmon.org/reasonable-people-will-see-light-about-bc-salmon-farming
Viruses in salmon no problem for humans
By Ian Roberts, Times Colonist June 5, 2012
Re: "Fish-farm viruses cause for concern," May 30.
A virus in salmon should not be a concern at all.
Every drop of sea water has about 10 million viruses. All foods we eat contain viruses. The specific virus the writer is disturbed about in farm-raised salmon is the same virus found in most wild salmon, especially sockeye. Safe to eat, with no risk to human health.
I hope these facts help the writer feel confident eating B.C. salmon and seafood.http://www.farmfreshsalmon.org/viruses-salmon-no-problem-humans
Viruses are everywhere, part of our natural environment
By Grant Warkentin, Vancouver Sun June 4, 2012
Re: Fish infections raise issue of public's right to know, Letters, May 30
Viruses can be found in practically all of the meat, and even in the vegetables, we buy at local supermarkets.
Does this sound scary? It isn't. Viruses are everywhere, and are part of our natural environment. They are the most abundant form of life on this planet. And almost all of them pose no risk to animal or human health.http://www.farmfreshsalmon.org/viruses-are-everywhere-and-are-part-our-natural-environment
Sea lice science ain’t done yet
Salmon Farm Science, June 7, 2012
The science is never done, even if some people think they’ve “figured it out.” And it’s a good thing researchers haven’t given up on researching sea lice in B.C. because we apparently still have an awful lot still to learn.http://salmonfarmscience.com/2012/06/07/sea-lice-science-aint-done-yet/
Okisollo and Hoskyn Channel salmon farm updates: May/June 2012
BCSFA, Thursday, June 7, 2012
The latest update regarding salmon farms in Okisollo and Hoskyn channels is now available.
As of the first week of June, five of the nine farm sites in the channels are operating, with one site completing harvest since our last update.http://www.salmonfarmers.org/okisollo-and-hoskyn-channel-salmon-farm-updates-mayjune-2012
B.C. fish lab gets federal funding
Campbell River-based Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences receives a much deserved injection of cash that will enable the facility to continue to shed light on issues associated with both wild and farmed fish
FishfarmingXpert, Opinion, Odd Grydeland, June 4, 2012http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/index.php?page_id=76&article_id=95047
I too just returned from a fishing trip plagued with rain and trout