Guardian, February 15, 2014
▶ FISH FARMS ARE DESTROYING WILD SCOTTISH SALMON.
An editorial in the current issue of Country Life warns of the disastrous effects of intensive farming to meet an insatiable demand from China: "As the pesticides used by aquaculture to battle the sea lice grow ever stronger, wild salmon are exposed to infestations as their migratory routes take them through sea lochs bursting with farmed fish. Setting up more of these highly-intensive farms is looking increasingly unsustainable, as both wild and farmed fish will suffer." http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/16/fish-farms-wild-scottish-salmon
-▶ SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PARASITE PESTICIDES DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/10/scottish-fish-farmers-parasite-pesticide
Guardian Environment, November 4, 2013
-▶ FEARS FOR SCOTTISH SALMON FARMING AFTER CHINA PRODUCTION TARGETS MISSED http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/04/scottish-salmon-farming-target-china
May 10, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ FISH COMPANY INVESTIGATED AFTER SALMON FARM POLLUTES SCOTTISH LOCH WITH PESTICIDE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/10/marine-harvest-salmon-farm-scottish-loch
August 24, 2013 Herald Scotland
▶ SCIENTISTS CLAIM SEA LICE IN FISH FARMS KILL ONE THIRD OF WILD SALMON http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scientists-claim-sea-lice-in-farms-kill-one-third-of-wild-salmon.21946288
TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER - AQUACULTURE
SALMON CONFIDENTIAL 1:09:14
2013 British Columbia Documentary
INDUSTRIAL SALMON FISH FARMS
DESTROYING NATURAL SALMON POPULATION
FACTORY FARMED FISH
THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE
September 11, 2012 - The Guardian -
-▶ AQUA FARMS CRAM FISH INTO SMALL SPACES (#CAFOs)
The chemicals used are highly toxic to many marine species, especially crustaceans. The treatments use organophosphates, which attack the nervous system of sea lice and teflubenzuron, which interferes with their ability to grow shells. Marine scientists have shown the chemical is extremely threatening to young lobsters, crabs and prawns, Staniford said....
Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
▶ SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/
-▶ WHY CURRENT FISH FARMING IS UNSUSTAINABLE AND HARMING THE PLANET AND YOU http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-fish-farming-is-unsustainable-and-harming-the-planet/
-▶ AQUAFARMING: WORLD'S INSATIABLE APPETITE FOR FISH DECIMATES WILD FISH POPULATIONS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2436535022/world-s-insatiable-appetite-for-fish-decimates-wild-fish-population
-▶ "SUPERTRAWLER" FISHING VESSELS: PACIFIC MACKEREL STOCKS THAT FEED FARMED SALMON IN MASSIVE DECLINE.
Farmed salmon, that ubiquitous pink fish decorated with ribbons of fat, can thank the forage fish of the southern Pacific ocean – like anchovy and jack mackerel – for their calorie-rich diet. Indeed, more than 5 pounds of jack mackerel typically can go towards raising one pound of farmed salmon.
But that food supply – and the ocean ecosystem that supports it — may be in peril, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. According to scientists the ICIJ spoke to, "supertrawler" fishing vessels from Asia, Europe and Latin America have contributed to a 63 percent decline in jack mackerel stocks since 2006. At the current rate of overfishing, the world's stock of jack mackerel, which is largely located off the coast of Chile, could collapse soon.
-▶ FISH FARMING — A SAD "SOLUTION" TO AN UNNECESSARY PROBLEM | J. Morris Hicks, author http://hpjmh.com/2011/07/17/fish-farming-a-sad-solution-to-an-unnecessary-problem/
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