NY Times Ad Calls on Safeway to Stop Selling Farmed Salmon

June 22, 2007 VANCOUVER, BC –The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) is stepping up its market pressure on grocery sector giant Safeway with an advertisement in the Sunday New York Times calling on Safeway to stop selling farmed salmon until the aquaculture industry cleans up its act. The “Ingredients for Extinction” ad, playing off Safeway’s “Ingredients for Life” branding,…

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Groups Call for Government Action on Aquaculture Committee’s Key Recommendations

New Poll shows British Columbians’ support closed, contained salmon farms May 16, 2007 VANCOUVER, BC – The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR)  today applauded the key recommendations of the Special Legislative Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture and called on the provincial government to act immediately to implement the changes required. CAAR also released a poll showing 80.7 per cent of…

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Ecological footprint of farmed and caught salmon

Hon John van Dongen 17 July 2001 Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Room #137 Parliament Buildings (Provincial Legislature) Victoria, BC V6V 1X4 Dear Mr van Dongen:Re: Moratorium on Net-Pen Salmon FarmsI am writing in response to the announcement that you are preparing to lift the moratorium on the construction of more net-pen salmon farms in British Columbia. My concern…

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Group says polluting salmon farms should be charged

August 29, 2001 VANCOUVER — The T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation says polluting salmon farms should face prosecutions and fines like other polluters. A newly released document from the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection shows that 47 percent of all salmon farm sites had potential or probable impacts to marine life on the seabed. Most of these sites…

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First Nations, Other Groups Unite on Fish Farm Concerns

(Nanaimo, Jan. 21, 1997) As the public review that may determine the future of salmon farming in BC enters its final phase, representatives of virtually all sectors other than government agencies, salmon farming and related industries have come out strongly in favour of sweeping changes for the industry in BC. “This review could have profound implications for resource users up…

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Expert findings Confirm Fish Farm Concerns

Mar. 20, 1997 (Nanaimo) After seven months of meetings, public submissions, scientific research and review of the available evidence, the final version of the technical papers produced for BC’s Salmon Aquaculture Review (SAR) validate the concerns of the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA), First Nations, fishers, and others who have spoken out about environmental and other problems of salmon farming. “We…

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Hundreds call for Fish Farm Moratorium

Continued moratorium on salmon farms needed (Nanaimo, July 22, 1997) – In an unprecedented act of citizen opposition to salmon netcage expansion in British Columbia, hundreds of organizations and individuals today signed on to a letter calling upon Premier Glen Clark and the provincial Cabinet to retain the moratorium on fish farm development until a lengthy list of environmental and…

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Alliance recommends solutions to salmon farming problems

(Vancouver) A new alliance between B.C. First Nations, coastal community individuals, and Environmental organizations has been formed to address the dangers posed by salmon aquaculture operations. On August 26, 1997 the Environmental Assessment Office delivered the results of its Review on Salmon Aquaculture, along with its recommendations to the Ministers. In response to that report, the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council…

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Alliance supports First Nations’ opposition to Fish Farms

NANAIMO, 28 AUGUST 1997: Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) today endorsed the strong stand taken by First Nations against the possibility of the provincial government lifting a moratorium on the expansion of salmon farming in BC. The final Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) report from the $1 million Salmon Aquaculture Review (SAR) released Tuesday ignored the majority view of participants that the…

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Alliance Condemns DFO’s FishFarm Policy

(Vancouver, BC, 27 June 1999) – . DFO must stop promoting netcage salmon farming when so many wild salmon stocks are in crisis, an alliance of concerned West Coast First Nations and conservation organizations said today. Officials from the federal Department of Fisheries Oceans are expected to advocate more netcage salmon aquaculture at a meeting of provincial fisheries ministers to…

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