Scientist: Salmon Farming Sea Lice Kill Wild Fish!

Don Staniford and the Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) are banned by the Canadian courts from stating "Salmon Farming Spreads Disease", "Salmon Farming Kills Wild Baby Salmon" and "Warning: Salmon Farming Can Seriously Damage the Health of Wild Salmon" (in addition to another 49 statements).   However, we can ignore the weight of scientific evidence which shows that sea lice from salmon farms kill wild salmon and sea trout.  
 

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Dr. Mark Costello from the University of Auckland in New Zealand recently visited Scotland to give various presentations on "The Problem With Sea Lice on Salmonids: Wild & Farmed".  

 

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Thanks the Wester Ross Fisheries Trust a copy of his talk in Aultbea on 20 February is now available online.  Scientific papers by Dr. Costello on sea lice infestations and salmon farms are also available below:

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"How sea lice from salmon farms may cause wild salmonid declines in Europe and North America and be a threat to fishes elsewhere" (2009) -  online here

"The global economic cost of sea lice to the salmonid farming industry" (2009) -  online here

"Ecology of sea lice parasitic on farmed and wild fish" (2006) -  online here

 

Another presentation by Dr. Peter Cunningham on "Problems for Sea trout in Wester Ross" is also available online.  

 

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A video report of Dr. Costello's talk in Aultbea, Wester Ross (20 February) is also available online here

 

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Download Dr. Costello's presentation in full online here - here's some slides:

 

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