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Salmon Pharming Kills Lobsters!

The toxicly-challenged Canadian Government seems hell-bent on opening the floodgates to a deadly wave of lethal chemicals.  Cynics might suggest that the Canadian Government is only attempting to make legal what has gone on illegally for decades. 

Prince Charles pops in for afternoon tea and wild salmon sandwiches

The Seafood Summit had a very special guest this afternoon when His Royal Highness Prince Charles popped in for an afternoon chat.

Prince Charles is much better known as a talker to his plants in the royal greenhouse but he also knows oceans.  And he well knows the difference between wild salmon and farmed salmon. 

ASC on a ‘mission’ impossible to brand farmed salmon as “responsible”

GAAIA’s crusade against industrial aquaculture kick-started this morning here at the Seafood Summit in Vancouver.  

Demonizing salmon pharmers

Devilish journalists (many of whom dared to write negative news stories on salmon farming during 2010) were grilled like PCB-contaminated farmed salmon during a Seafood Summit panel discussion on reporting on the sustainable seafood movement titled “Between the Deadline and the Deep Blue Sea”.   

Talking the Talk – walking the walk back to Norway?

The BC Salmon Farmers’ Association are blowing so much hot air here in Vancouver that summit organizers have had to turn the central heating off. 

Bridging the Gap – GAPI makes for a happy blue planet?

The Global Aquaculture Performance Index (GAPI) was the subject of a lively discussion during this morning’s Seafood Summit.   “Defining ‘sustainable’ aquaculture is especially challenging due to scare and often inconsistent data, incomplete science, and wide-ranging impacts across vastly different production regions,” said the introduction to the panel.  Enter GAPI to the international rescue. 

Raising Tigers of the Sea

Such is the stench coming from the tuna farming sector in the Mediterranean it may even rival the can of worms that is the BC salmon farming industry.  At the Seafood Summit this morning Roberto Mielgo Bregazzi (a former tuna farmer) and Sergi Tudela (WWF) lifted the lid on illegal tuna farming and it wasn’t pretty.  

Case Closed for Containment – it’s Coming!

Closed containment came of age at the Seafood Summit in Vancouver yesterday afternoon (Monday).   

Fighting for fish meals not fishmeal

Two true ocean champions made a big splash this afternoon at the Seafood Summit in Vancouver.  Dr. Jennifer Jacquet and Dr. Patricia Majluf made passionate pleas to stop the farming of carnivorous fish like salmon and start promoting direct wild fish consumption of so-called forage fish such as anchovies.   
 

Going Wild for Salmon at the Seafood Summit with the Mayor of Vancouver

The 2011 Seafood Summit is off to a flying start with the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, welcoming delegates to the city of wild salmon.