Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Closed Containment - Norway, Who'd a Thunk It?

While I can't seem to find Helge Aarskog, CEO of Marine Harvest, saying closed containment is the coming thing in Norway, the business association that includes MH, Norsk Industri announced the end of open net fish farms.

After I got up off the floor from falling out of my chair, I went, Hold on a second, I remember Aarskog saying they were putting $100 million into closed containment, but that the 'egg' container and the offshore super tanker were his answers.

You will note that the all the 'closed' containment in-ocean plants - egg, closed, ship - seal the fish off from lice but have great big pipes off the bottom end from which the sewage falls, eutrophying the lungs of the planet, your and my ocean.

But the North Atlantic Salmon Federation (NASF) a member of my post on the global citizens against fish farms thinks there is some sincerity to this. (See: https://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/05/global-citizens-call-for-on-land-fish.html.)

I'm not holding my breath, but here is the article that tells you all about it:

No More Open Sea Fish Farms

Posted on 18th May, by NASF in Latest News, Press coverage, Press release. No Comments

No More Open Sea Fish Farms

No more growth until problems are solved says CEO of Norsk Industri

See: http://www.nasfworldwide.com/latest-news/no-more-open-sea-fish-farms/.

"The North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF), Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), NASF (Norway), Norske Lakseelver, Norges Jeger & Fiskerforbund (NJFF), and other conservation organisations have campaigned for years against the damage to wild salmon stocks caused by the farms. Representatives of the groups were given the good news in Norway at the 10th annual Hardangerfjord seminar on fish farming."

The news is that: "The news of the halt in the expansion of the industry was announced by Mr. Stein Lier-Hansen, CEO of Norsk Industri. His organisation, which includes the main salmon farming interests and Norway’s biggest grouping of commercial companies, like Norsk Hydro, Aker, Stataoil and Marine Harvest..."

And: "But recent “polluter pays” costs of combating sea lice, escapes, fish diseases, high mortality, waste management and low levels of oxygen in some fjords have shot up by more than 30%."

And the NASF says: “This underscores a policy to abandon all further open sea salmon farming despite the industry´s high margins because  the necessary conservation measures overshadow the temporary extreme profits.”

And:  "Between 15 and 20 closed-containment systems in the sea are now in operation in various fjords in Norway and many conservation groups believe these producers can equal or beat the cost of open-cage farms."

Fish farms spent 15 Billion Kroner in 2016 trying to eradicate lice (about $1 billion Canadian).

And: "This group embraces NASF International, Atlantic Salmon Fund (ASF), NASF (Norway), Aquafuture (Germany), The Grassy Creek Foundation (US) and several other organisations who meet around the world to collect information, liaise and bring groups together in this respect. Already there are a great many such safe projects underway in Norway, Denmark, Iceland, France, Scotland, Canada and the USA.'

Here is another article on Norway moving to closed containment (this doesn't necessarily mean on-land):  https://www.fishandfly.com/no-more-open-sea-fish-farms-says-nasf/.

Here is NOFIMA (Norway) on research in Japan, Canada and Norway: https://nofima.no/en/nyhet/2017/04/international-collaboration-gives-better-fish-farming/. Take this with a grain of salt as NOFIMA has long been seen as serving industry needs versus the environment. The Kjersti Sandvik book, Beneath the Surface, is one source of information on NOFIMA's capture by industry.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

New Foundland Against In-ocean Fish Farms

Bill Bryden, with the environmental/fishing groups of NL, sent this note to the government and press of NL. He is on the list of the Global Citizens Call for On-land Fish Farms, the list of citizens from around the world who want fish farms taken out of the ocean: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/05/global-citizens-call-for-on-land-fish.html.

First the short list of the government employees to which the letter was sent: dwightball@gov.nl.ca; cbennett@gov.nl.ca; derekbennett@gov.nl.ca; derrickbragg@gov.nl.ca; davidbrazil@gov.nl.ca; markbrowne@gov.nl.ca; gerrybyrne@gov.nl.ca; siobhancoady@gov.nl.ca; stevecrocker@gov.nl.ca; bernarddavis@gov.nl.ca; padavis@gov.nl.ca; jerrydean@gov.nl.ca; lisadempster@gov.nl.ca; randyedmunds@gov.nl.ca; johnfinn@gov.nl.ca; sherrygambinwalsh@gov.nl.ca; johnhaggie@gov.nl.ca; carolannehaley@gov.nl.ca; allanhawkins@gov.nl.ca; colinholloway@gov.nl.ca; keithhutchings@gov.nl.ca; ejoyce@gov.nl.ca; stevekent@gov.nl.ca; neilking@gov.nl.ca; dalekirby@gov.nl.ca; paullane@gov.nl.ca; grahamletto@gov.nl.ca; lorrainemichael@gov.nl.ca; cmitchelmore@gov.nl.ca; tosborne@gov.nl.ca; bettyparsley@gov.nl.ca; andrewparsons@gov.nl.ca; kevinparsons@gov.nl.ca; pamparsons@gov.nl.ca; barrypetten@gov.nl.ca; traceyperry@gov.nl.ca; scottreid@gov.nl.ca; gerryrogers@gov.nl.ca; perrytrimper@gov.nl.ca; brianwarr@gov.nl.ca.

Quite a few. And the list of private individuals to whom the letter was sent is twice as long as this list.

Now, the letter:

Honorable Premier, Ministers, MHAs, and Respected Others;

Hot off the presses of the international Journal Of Aquaculture Environment Interactions comes a study that analyzed nearly 30 years of data to show that salmon farm open net pen amplified sea lice cause a dramatic decline in nearby wild salmon numbers. The science on this is now overwhelming (100s of peer reviewed papers). It is no secret that sea lice transmit many deadly finfish pathogens that are amplified in our open net pen in NL such as IPNv, ISAv, etc etc. Given that the entire southern Newfoundland salmon stock of 4U is federally S.A.R.A listed as "threatened" how can government sanction the expansion of yet more open net pens?! 

Our south coast herring stocks are now collapsing and infected with a deadly aquaculture virus  (3L recently shut down to purse seining), local lobster harvesters are complaining about lobster grounds not producing near the pens, DFO lists open net pens as a threat to the wild trout and salmon stocks in their SARA assessment....how is this governing using "science based decisions"?

When will government start shifting away from the destructive 1958 open net pen method of pathogen amplification (like Norway is now doing in leaps and bounds) and start the shift to land based closed containment? Where are the plans and incentives to make this happen? How much shall our wild fish stocks, our own health, and our economy suffer before government reacts? Must we have yet ANOTHER total meltdown of the failed open net pen industry like we experienced from 2012-2014?

When will government become transparent and release the damning data they are hiding?

Bill Bryden


In other words, the citizens of the world are calling on their governments to take fish farms out of the oceans, around the world.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Global Citizens Call for On-land Fish Farms - In-ocean Rejected, Updated May 12, 2017

Everywhere in the world that citizens have to live with in-ocean fish farms they come to overwhelmingly reject them, and call for them to be put on land. On-land is the way of the future, happening right now, but governments are behind the times, and fish farms want to continue using the ocean as a free, open  sewer. We don't want that anymore. See my post on 181 on-land fish farm systems that I have found: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2016/05/152-different-on-land-fish-farm-systems.html. These comprise 20,000 actual on-land farms around the world. So why are fish farms still in our oceans?

This post will be used to list the individuals and groups around the world that want fish farms put on land and to stop destroying the world's forage fish for feed that should be used to feed third world humans. Please get in touch with one another, making this a global movement to put fish farms on land. And send other organization contact/website info to me. Thanks. And tell everyone you know not to buy in-ocean farmed salmon.

Norway is so fed up with in-ocean fish farms that it is giving out free licenses to set up on land. The auction price of an in-ocean license is $9- to $12-million, most recently $10.56 million for Blumar.  Multiply this figure by the number of licenses in your jurisdiction to see the subsidy that your government gives, of your money, to fish farms so they can use your ocean as a free, open sewer. In BC, that subsidy calculation is 130 licenses X $10.56M = $1.373 billion. We don't want to pay.

In-ocean fish farms are old tech, and are dying, as on-land fish farms come on stream around the world, because consumers don't want to buy in-ocean raised fish. Google: Atlantic Sapphire for a 90,000 metric tonne on-land farm coming to Florida: http://www.atlanticsapphire.com/. This project is larger than BC's entire industry - of Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg Seafood - and in the States their own Norwegian parent companies have already taken 30% of BC's salmon sales to the USA for whole fish, beggaring their own offspring, in BC.

The only people who like fish farms are fish farms and conflicted governments. We want our governments to do what we, the citizens, want, with our pristine oceans. That means putting foreign multinational/home grown corporations on land. You can tell Justin Trudeau and Dominic LeBlanc to put a fish farm in the Rideau Canal and Ottawa River below the Canadian Parliament Buildings and see how long they like them - before putting a fish farm anywhere else in Canada.

What follows is a short list of environmental orgs against fish farms. Each site has some good information that you will want to access in your protest:

BC, Canada

Alexandra Mortonhttp://alexandramorton.typepad.com/.
DC Reid: www.fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca. For a list of the bad news bites for the last year and a half, now 1,500 global press articles, see: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2017/01/bad-news-bites.html. See the list of 180 On-Land Fish Farm Systems around the world: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2016/05/152-different-on-land-fish-farm-systems.html.
Watershed Watch Salmon Society, puts out a weekly newsletter on salmon issues/articles: https://www.watershed-watch.org/.
David Suzuki Foundation: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/.

NL, Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Aquaculture Reform: http://nlcar.ca/index.html.
Aquaculture - the inside stories: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nlaquaculture/permalink/2008174116073104/.

NS, Canada

Atlantic Salmon Federation. See how poorly salmon farms do on environmental grounds, NB at 45%, for example: http://www.asf.ca/regulatory-review-to-improve-management-of-sea-cage-salmon-.html.
The Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore: http://nsapes.ca/.

NB, Canada - To Come.


Fishers Against Fish Farms: https://www.facebook.com/groups/375630722826057/. Some very good posts on this well-subscribed site. Members from around the world.


North Atlantic Salmon Fund: http://www.nasfworldwide.com/latest-news/protests-defeat-plan-to-farm-salmon-in-iceland/. Many angling associations are against fish farms in Iceland.


Don Staniford, 'global alliance against industrial aquaculture': http://www.gaaia.org/.


Save Bantry Bay: https://bantryblog.wordpress.com/.
Galway Bay Against Salmon Cageshttps://www.facebook.com/GalwaybayAgainstSalmonCages/.
Ireland Against Salmon Farms: http://www.salmonfarmsireland.com/.
No Salmon Farms At Sea: www.nosalmonfarmsatsea.com.

England - To come.


Green Warriors: http://www.nmf.no/default.aspx?pageId=332.

Australia - To Come


Tasmanians against fish farms: http://marineprotectiontas.com/. Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marineprotectiontasmania/.
Environment Tasmania: http://www.et.org.au/clean_up_fish_farms. 
Huon making a semi-move to land: http://www.themercury.com.au/business/huon-aquaculture-in-bid-to-move-fish-farming-on-land/news-story/7a0a862bf690121e2ed610a95425ee69.
Large Protest Amalgamation, Shooters and Fishers Party, Environment Tasmania, a former Liberal candidate:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-02/hunters-conservatives-greenies-unite-against-tassal-okehampton/8488894.

New Zealand

Guardians of the Sounds: http://www.guardiansofthesounds.co.nz/.
Citizens against fish farms, Okiwi Bay 'research' facility:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/aquaculture/81967382/residents-devastated-as-finfish-facility-approved-for-okiwi-bay.
Marlborough Sound residents against fish farms: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/04/marlborough-residents-protest-proposed-salmon-farms.html.


Chilean divers against fish farms: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/160517-chile-red-tide-fishermen-protest-chiloe/. Chile does not yet have a well-developed citizen protest. A second diver protest: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/17/chile-red-tide-salmon-farming-neurotoxin. Artisan fishermen also complained, and went on strike, closing a port in 2016. (B.N.B) And the red tide killed 38.2 million farmed salmon.


Finland does not need a protest group because it forbids fish farms in its waters. It's approach is to let Norway ruin its ocean and buy Norwegian farmed salmon.


Denmark has 50% of its industry on land. 80,000 3kg rainbow trout escape damaged net: http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-of-rainbow-trout-escape-into-danish-sea-after-ship-crash/a-36019222.

Russia - To come.

China- To come.

Noise Pollution - Scotland, Fish Farms

Add noise pollution to the ills of in-ocean fish farms. Instead of coming out of the water, as they are now doing in Norway, and on-land farms are taking off around the world, fish farms use high volume noise to try to scare sea mammals away from their sites, and cling to the out of date in-ocean fish farm.

The problem? The noise blasts can carry as much as 50 kilometers and disturb seals and porpoises, some of which are endangered, and disruption of animal navigation done mostly by sound.

See: http://donstaniford.typepad.com/my-blog/2017/05/sunday-herald-health-of-whales-dolphins-and-porpoises-put-at-risk-by-underwater-alarms-.html.

And here is the Herald newspaper article: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15270059.Health_of_whales__dolphins_and_porpoises_put_at_risk_by_underwater_alarms/.

"The marine mammals depend on sound to navigate the seas. Loud underwater noises can cause permanent hearing loss, stress and disorientation resulting in whales and dolphins beaching and dying."

And: "The number of ADDs has greatly increased in recent years as salmon farmers try to find publicly acceptable ways of prevent seals from eating their fish. In the past hundreds of seals have been shot, but the US government is threatening to stop buying salmon from countries which permit seal shooting"

And: "The revelations have prompted anti-fish-farming campaigners to file a formal complaint to the European Commission alleging failures to protect cetaceans from “deliberate and reckless disturbance”. They are demanding an immediate ban on the use of ADDs by fish farms."

See this longer text for the abstract to the science: http://europeancetaceansociety.eu/sites/default/files/AbstractBook_0.pdf.

Friday, 5 May 2017

BAD NEWS BITES: Salmon/Seafood Industry, Fifth Post, Updated May 19, 2017

I receive more than 20 global 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 fifth post, and in little more than a year, I have found more than 1100 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.

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!

Here are the BAD NEWS BITES, starting May 5, 2017:

61. Lice - 20% of farmed salmon die from lice: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-atlantic-salmon-farms-shift-to-open-seas-trying-to-shake-off-lice-2017-4

60. Litany of Complaint - Tassal, Tasmania, WWF receives up to $500,000 per year to license its logo for ASC certification. See the litany of links at the bottom: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-11/wwf-concern-over-salmon-industry-revealed-in-email/8517230.

59. Boom - Young's rises from its own ashes, after Sainsbury debacle caused by Marine Harvest: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/23/for-eu-youngs-launches-new-lines-in-waitrose-ms/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d89849571b-Americas_briefing_May_23_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d89849571b-92426209

58. Fraud, Theft - CDN lobster industry: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/23/canadian-lobster-dealer-faces-allegations-of-fraud-and-theft/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d89849571b-Americas_briefing_May_23_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d89849571b-92426209.

57. Fraud - Pac Andes, 2013 buying of Copeinca: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/23/pacific-andes-suspected-of-trade-finance-fraud-used-to-fund-2013-copeinca-acquisition/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d89849571b-Americas_briefing_May_23_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d89849571b-92426209.

56. Offshore Sewage - Norway: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/22/norwegian-pairing-launch-new-offshore-salmon-farm-concept/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=255638688c-Europe_briefing_May_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-255638688c-92426209.

55. Boom - Oman, $2B new developments: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/22/oman-plans-aquaculture-investments-worth-over-2bn/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=125d28b9d1-Americas_briefing_May_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-125d28b9d1-92426209.

54. Disease - ISA, Norway: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/22/isa-suspected-at-salmar-nord-site/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=125d28b9d1-Americas_briefing_May_22_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-125d28b9d1-92426209.

53. Tuna Price Fixing/Slime - podcast: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1263896/intrafish-podcast-11-fake-emails-backroom-deals-the-tuna-price-fixing-case-is-getting-weirder?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=34ccb64b55-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-34ccb64b55-244948953.

52. Triple Fish? - Norway: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1261096/kverva-analyst-norway-could-triple-salmon-production-within-20-years?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=34ccb64b55-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-34ccb64b55-244948953.

51. Fish Escape - NZ, 6,000 fish: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1264842/6000-salmon-escape-at-nz-farm-after-act-of-vandalism?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f5a3a959c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-f5a3a959c1-244877629.

50. No More In-ocean Fish Farms - Norway, only on-land fish farms from now on: https://www.fishandfly.com/no-more-open-sea-fish-farms-says-nasf/. More about on-land fish farms: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dan-lewis2/salmon-farming_b_9385446.html.

49. Tassal Violates ASCs - Tasmania, 19 requirements not met, in a certification scheme that is weakened by not requiring on-land, closed: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-19/tassal-given-three-months-to-clean-up-macquarie-harbour-leases/8542900?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=399ad3a859-Salmon_News_May19_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-399ad3a859-166913557&mc_cid=399ad3a859&mc_eid=f5aae65eee.

48. Lice Kill Wild Salmon - PDF of the Ireland study over 30 years: http://0104.nccdn.net/1_5/014/383/02b/sealice-death-to-salmon.pdf.

47. Boom - India, tilapia sector to grow: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/19/india-targets-share-of-global-tilapia-market/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d61641ed20-Europe_briefing_May_19_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d61641ed20-92426209

46. Boom - hasta lavista in-ocean fish farms - Mitsui to establish on-land fish farms in Japan with the object of on-land all across Asia: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/15/mitsui-planning-venture-to-cultivate-salmon-in-japan/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=09d9a50a3e-Salmon_roundup_May_19_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-09d9a50a3e-92426209.

45. Boom - Leroy doing $150 million investment in plants/smolt plant in Netherlands, Norway: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/18/for-eu-leroy-to-invest-150m-in-norwegian-processing-smolt/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=09d9a50a3e-Salmon_roundup_May_19_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-09d9a50a3e-92426209.

44. More Pac Andes Trainweck - losses across the board: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/15/pacific-andes-reports-losses-across-the-board-for-2016/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=7722357ee3-Americas_briefing_May_15_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-7722357ee3-92426209.

43. Fish Farm Threatens Norwegian Government - Nordlaks, threatens to push production to China, Australia, Iceland:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1261333/nordlaks-ceo-threatens-to-shift-investments-from-norway-to-china-australia-iceland?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a0bc1819ff-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-a0bc1819ff-244877629.

42. Triple Salmon Production!! - Norway, Kvera Analyst:  http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1261096/kverva-analyst-norway-could-triple-salmon-production-within-20-years?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a0bc1819ff-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-a0bc1819ff-244877629.

41. Lice $$- Leroy, to step up $$ fight against sea lice: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1261318/leroy-ramps-up-investments-in-fight-against-salmon-lice?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a0bc1819ff-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-a0bc1819ff-244877629.

40. Labour Abuse - Thailand:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1061808/Labor%2DFoundation%2DSays%2DMore%2DWork%2Dis%2DNeeded%2Dto%2DStamp%2DOut%2DLabor%2DAbuse%2Din%2DThailand.

39. "Extinction Vortex" - fish farm lice, Ireland, study, killing 50% of salmon and sea trout:  http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/aquaculture-protecting-precious-resources-1.3086642.

38. In-ocean Fish Farms Dinosaurs - Huffington Post article by Dan Lewis. They went to Norway where everyone told them to take fish farms out of the water: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/dan-lewis2/salmon-farming_b_9385446.html.

37. Boom - India, shrimp production exceeds 500,000 mt two years in a row: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/15/india-sees-shrimp-production-cross-500000t/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d7fa332781-Europe_briefing_May_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d7fa332781-92426209.

36.  Acquisitive Industry - High Liner, CDN, Rubicon deal, $104 million: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/15/rubicon-deal-a-mixed-bag-for-high-liner-as-sams-club-considers-supply-options/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d7fa332781-Europe_briefing_May_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d7fa332781-92426209.

35.  Boom - Camanchaca, Chile, quadruples revenue: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/16/camanchaca-quadruples-revenue-on-higher-salmon-prices-end-of-el-nino/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d7fa332781-Europe_briefing_May_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d7fa332781-92426209.

34. Huge Conspiracy - Thai Union and 53 others - Walmart tuna suit: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/15/walmarts-amended-tuna-lawsuit-accuses-nfis-connelly-thai-unions-chansiri-54-others-of-conspiracy/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d7fa332781-Europe_briefing_May_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d7fa332781-92426209. See item 31.

33. Boom - Record high revenues, Scottish Salmon Company:  http://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/record-prices-for-scottish-salmon-company/. CEO, Craig Anderson: "We remain firmly focused on our long term growth strategy and new site development is an integral part of this strategy. The development of the site at Portree demonstrates this and complements our existing Hebridean operations." Does this sound familiar? When fish farms aren't in a catastrophe, they grow at huge rates.

32. Huge Vaccine Numbers - 338 million, Norway: http://www.fishfarmingexpert.com/news/salmon-vaccine-doses-double-in-april/.

31. Thai Union the Best??? - You will recall that Thai Union has had problems with slavery, and other big issues. If it is up for awards, the rest of the Asian companies must be really bad: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/16/thai-union-wins-multiple-categories-in-asias-best-managed-companies-competition/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d02d3fe7e1-Americas_briefing_May_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d02d3fe7e1-92426209. "In a poll of 180 portfolio managers and buy-side analysts around the world, Thai Union was ranked first in: best managed companies in Thailand; best CEO in Thailand; best CFO in Thailand; most committed to corporate governance in Thailand; best at corporate social responsibility in Thailand; best at investor relations in Thailand."

30. New Regs Cost Fish Farms - Chile, so says Marine Harvest, ignoring that new regs are needed in Chile because of the vast destruction of their ocean waters by fish farms: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/16/new-chilean-regulation-to-cause-increase-in-salmon-production-costs-marine-harvest/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d02d3fe7e1-Americas_briefing_May_16_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d02d3fe7e1-92426209.

29.  Boom from Bust - Pescanova inks deal with Walmart after years of financial turmoil: http://www.intrafish.com/news/1251770/nueva-pescanova-ceo-outlines-ambitious-plans-for-companys-future?utm_source=IntraFish+Editor%27s+Picks+newsletter&utm_campaign=af1ae91360-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4a44318b44-af1ae91360-244948953.

28. Patagonia Destroyed - Austral Nova crows about antibiotics free salmon, while destroying one of the most pristine areas in the world, and south of there: http://www.crossroadstoday.com/story/34938632/nova-austral-unveils-sixty-south-pure-antarctic-salmon-first-preview-exclusively-at-boston-seafood-expo.

27. Lice Kill Wild Salmon - a definitive review of 300 articles on fish farm lice killing wild salmon, 2014: http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Press-releases/salmon-farms-can-have-significant-impact-on-wild-salmon-and-sea-trout-stocks.html. "The Chairman and Board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have today (18.09.14) welcomed a definitive review of over 300 scientific publications, which has just been published, on the effects sea lice can have on sea trout stocks. A team of top international scientists from Norway, Scotland and Ireland reviewed all available published studies on the effects of sea lice and have now concluded that sea lice have negatively impacted wild sea trout stocks in salmon farming areas in Ireland, Scotland and Norway."

26. Killing Wild Salmon - Fish Farm Lice - Ireland, 26 year study, 50% down:  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fish-farm-lice-killing-off-wild-salmon-dppqv5633. "26 years of data from factory farms in Killary Harbour on the Galway/Mayo border." This is the same as has been shown in Scotland over more than two decades. And in BC/Norway wild salmon have declined 50% in the presence of fish farms. And read this from Fisheries Ireland: http://www.fisheriesireland.ie/Press-releases/new-research-finds-salmon-farming-contributes-to-sea-lice-infestation-on-sea-trout-as-valuable-stocks-decline.html.
And read this abstract: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226358884_Salmon_lice_Lepeophtheirus_salmonis_infestation_as_a_causal_agent_of_premature_return_to_rivers_and_estuaries_by_sea_trout_Salmo_trutta_juveniles
This is the abstract of the scientific article from Ireland: http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/aei/v8/p597-610/. And this article: http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/angling-notes-lice-infestation-of-sea-trout-worst-close-to-marine-salmon-farms-research-finds-1.2943192.

25. Disease - Fish Farm Video - BC, Alex Morton:  https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.morton.1671/posts/2012893912272493. Problem with herring, salmon fry, from fish farms. Salmon look like they have PRV, as in HSMI.

24. Boom  - Australis sales triple on last year's salmon dearth (lice in Scotland and Norway, plus algal bloom in Chile reducing world supply by 8.7%): https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/11/australis-earnings-almost-triple-on-higher-salmon-prices/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=dcca4b88d2-Salmon_roundup_May_12_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-dcca4b88d2-92426209.

23. Bandits Steal Salmon - yes, for real, Chile to Miami:  https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/05/chilean-salmon-convoy-to-miami-imperiled-by-modern-day-bandits/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=dcca4b88d2-Salmon_roundup_May_12_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-dcca4b88d2-92426209.

22. Boom - Ecuador shrimp firm, Songa to increase production 100%: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/12/ecuadorian-shrimp-producer-songa-to-double-its-processing-capacity/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=a1dd84da45-Americas_briefing_May_12_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-a1dd84da45-92426209.

21. Manipulating Salmon Output - Chile, Marine Harvest: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1254970/marine-harvest-pushes-back-against-allegations-its-strategically-limiting-chile-production?utm_source=IntraFish+Aquaculture+Newsletter&utm_campaign=61a5191823-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec4b681694-61a5191823-244877629.

20. Fraud, Jail Sentence - Terry Cosgrove:  http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1060934/Terry%2DCosgrove%2DGets%2DFive%2DYears%2Din%2DPrison%2Dfor%2DHis%2DFinancial%2DFraud%2DDespite%2DPoor%2DHealth.

19. Massive Disease Outbreak - shrimp, Bangladesh: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=/SearchStory/T0HVIygtqedONlSapExs3WqqjUB3mBX5AgHbKZNzSDZYcRQvlG--hWQ8GoWdqZGHr/1059773.

18. Tax on Lice and Escapes - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/11/norwegian-industry-body-proposes-tax-on-sea-lice/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=78ebe6582d-Europe_briefing_May_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-78ebe6582d-92426209.

17. Boom - Australis Group, earnings leap: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/11/australis-earnings-almost-triple-on-higher-salmon-prices/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=78ebe6582d-Europe_briefing_May_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-78ebe6582d-92426209.

16. Boom - Calvo Group, Spain, aims for 40% growth in tuna: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/11/calvo-audits-tuna-suppliers-targets-40-sales-growth-in-eu/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=78ebe6582d-Europe_briefing_May_11_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-78ebe6582d-92426209.

15. On-Land GMO Salmon - Aquabounty, PEI, CDN, also looking to build US on land facility, bad news for in-ocean fish farms: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1256277/aquabounty-racks-up-further-losses-in-q1.

14. More Price Fixing - Bumble Bee et al: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/09/tuna-price-fixing-plaintiffs-hit-back-after-bumble-bees-guilty-plea-allege-more-wrongdoing/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=3dedfb2741-Americas_briefing_May_09_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-3dedfb2741-92426209.

13. Boom - Vietnam aims for $13b seafood exports by 2020, may reach $35 billion: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/09/vietnams-marine-aquaculture-exports-to-reach-13bn-by-2020/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b8236bd41b-Europe_briefing_May_09_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b8236bd41b-92426209

12. Whale Kill - tangled in pot lines: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1060754/Washington%2DGray%2DWhale%2DCalf%2DDied%2DDue%2Dto%2DEntanglement%2Din%2DCrab%2DLines.

11. Guilty - $25 Million Fine - Bumble Bee and co-conspirators, cartel price fixing: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1060780/Bumble%2DBee%2DPleads%2DGuilty%2Dto%2DCanned%2DTuna%2DPrice%2DFixing%2DAgrees%2Dto%2DPay%2D25%2DMillion%2DFine.

10. Acquisitive Industry - Chinese mega company: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/08/acquisitive-chinese-agribusiness-giant-hires-ex-rabobank-exec-as-europe-ceo/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=b8b9cdedf2-Europe_briefing_May_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-b8b9cdedf2-92426209.

9. Corruption - Namibia, fisheries minister, fraudulent quota allocation, horse mackerel: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/08/namibian-fisheries-minister-under-investigation-for-corruption/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d8193a1fef-Americas_briefing_May_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d8193a1fef-92426209.

8. Boom - salmon processor, smoker, new plant, Rode Vis, Netherlands: https://www.undercurrentnews.com/2017/05/08/salmon-processor-rode-vis-targets-end-of-2017-opening-for-new-plant/?utm_source=Undercurrent+News+Alerts&utm_campaign=d8193a1fef-Americas_briefing_May_08_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_feb55e2e23-d8193a1fef-92426209.

7. Illegal Fishing - West Africa loses $2billion in fish each year: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1060629/West%2DAfrica%2DLoses%2Dover%2D2%2DBillion%2Dto%2DIllegal%2DFishing%2DBecause%2DGovernments%2DDont%2DTalk%2Dto%2DEach%2DOther

6. On-Land Fish Farm Seminar - bad for in-ocean fish farms, good for the world, Intrafish: http://www.intrafish.com/aquaculture/1255378/land-based-aquaculture-innovators-join-nyc-seafood-investor-forum.

5. Global Fishing Killing Fish Stocks - Canada, Daniel Pauly, data 50% low: https://saltspringexchange.com/2017/05/03/fisheries-scientist-brings-urgent-message-to-salt-spring/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=fd00ab047c-Salmon_News_May5_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-fd00ab047c-166907249&mc_cid=fd00ab047c&mc_eid=5777c92bcd. "The world’s oceans are rapidly warming and acidifying due to climate change. Global overfishing and massive under reporting of catches are putting world fish populations in peril. How close are the planet’s fisheries to collapse?"

4. Over Fishing Killing Fish Stocks - Canada, one third of global catch is unreported, The Sea Around Us project, new document: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/a-third-of-global-fishing-goes-unreported-ubc-researchers-find-1.4086653?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=fd00ab047c-Salmon_News_May5_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-fd00ab047c-166907249&mc_cid=fd00ab047c&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

3. By-Catch 50% - Canada, discards can lead to extinctions: http://globalnews.ca/news/3425401/fisheries-bycatch-threat/?utm_source=Watershed+Watch+Email+List&utm_campaign=fd00ab047c-Salmon_News_May5_2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_405944b1b5-fd00ab047c-166907249&mc_cid=fd00ab047c&mc_eid=5777c92bcd.

2. Using Oceans as a Free, Open Sewer - USA, offshore aquaculture plans: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1060451/Is%2Dthe%2DUnited%2DStates%2DReady%2Dfor%2DOffshore%2DAquaculture.

1.  Humans Go Hungry - China scooping world fish stocks, threatening Africa and third world humans needing food: http://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1060440/China%2DWants%2DFish%2DSo%2DAfrica%2DGoes%2DHungry.