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Recent Releases from Alexandra Morton

100,000+ signature petition to stop salmon farms to be presented in B.C. legislature today

Published Wed, 27 May 2015 12:06:42 EST Read More

MEDIA RELEASE Citizens, First Nations, conservation groups and business leaders call on premier to stop salmon farm expansion (May 27, 2015, Victoria, B.C.) - More than 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the B.C. government to halt federal government and B.C. salmon farming industry plans to expand open-net salmon farming in B.C. waters. The petition has received the endorsement of more than one hundred conservation organizations, in...... Click here to read this release

Victory for wild salmon as Federal Court strikes down aquaculture licence conditions

Published Thu, 7 May 2015 14:49:27 EST Read More

For Immediate Release May 7, 2015 Department of Fisheries and Oceans needs to err on the side of caution in regulating fish farms, Court rules VANCOUVER - The Federal Court has struck down aquaculture licence conditions that allowed private companies to transfer fish infected with viruses to open-pen farms in the ocean. “This is a great day for wild salmon,...... Click here to read this release

ISA virus: conflicting results a public risk

Published Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:10:52 EST Read More

Media Release (BC, June 11, 2013) Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the same organization that allowed fecal splatter on beef going for human consumption (XL Foods scandal1), announced that they can't find the ISA virus in 4,175 salmon tested in British Columbia. ISA is an Atlantic virus in the influenza family that has appeared in every region of the world being used to raise Atlantic salmon in net pen feedlots. It has killed more salmon than any...... Click here to read this release