Confusion over the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's stance on dealing with the infectious salmon anemia virus has caused a prominent angling organization to renew its call for a moratorium on new sea-based salmon farms.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the agency had allowed hundreds of thousands of infected salmon to continue growing in cages near Liverpool.
The decision, according to media reports, signaled that the agency had given up trying to stamp out the disease, which is lethal to fish but not humans.
Last summer, salmon farming giant Cooke Aquaculture Inc. killed several thousand fish after the disease was discovered at a Shelburne Harbour farm. The New Brunswick company also killed another 40,000 at a smaller farm in waters near Liverpool for the same reason.
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National Fisherman Live: 11/06/14
In this episode:
NOAA report touts 2013 landings, value increases
Panama fines GM salmon company Aquabounty
Gulf council passes Reef Fish Amendment 40
Maine elver quota cut by 2,000 pounds
Offshore mussel farm would be East Coast’s first
NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have announced the signing of a formal Record of Decision to implement a gulf restoration plan. The 44 projects, totaling an estimated $627 million, will restore barrier islands, shorelines, dunes, underwater grasses and oyster beds.