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Recent Releases from Watershed Watch Salmon Society

Scientists available to assist with understanding the evidence presented at the Cohen Commission’s evidentiary hearings on Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)

Published Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:09:39 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity On December 15, 16 and 19, evidence related to Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) will be presented to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon. Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s Executive Director Dr. Craig Orr and Fisheries Biologist, Stan Proboszcz are participants in the inquiry and will be present throughout these evidentiary hearings and are available to assist with understanding the large volume of evidence related ...... Click here to read this release

New Study Confirms Lice from Farmed Salmon Imperil Wild Salmon, Refutes Flawed Study and Related Media Spin

Published Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:47:26 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (August 22, 2011) A new study on the impacts of lice on wild salmon published today by an independent team of academic researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) confirmed what many previous and unbiased studies have also shown, namely, that lice on farmed salmon can multiply and spread to wild salmon and decrease their survival. What's unique about this new PNAS sea lice study is that it exposes serious flaw...... Click here to read this release

Conservationists commend sockeye inquiry judge for ordering the release of data for salmon farm disease, sea lice and stock

Published Thu, 9 Dec 2010 10:16:51 EST Read More

For Immediate Release (VANCOUVER, December 9, 2010) The Conservation Coalition, a participant group in the federal sockeye inquiry, applauds Justice Bruce Cohen’s order instructing the salmon farming industry and the federal and provincial governments to release farming data from120 farms, dating back 10 years. The information requested includes disease, sea lice and stocking data that must be supplied to the Cohen Commission by January 21, 2011. The Coalition commend...... Click here to read this release