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Placentia Bay Ice Conditions

The proposed Placentia bay aquaculture project is suppose to use netting and gear that is ice proof, however the designer of the equipment says it’s never been tested for our ice conditions. Here is what a long time resident of Placentia Bay has to say about ice. As we have proof now that farmed fish […]

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Aquaculture’s real revolution is on land

The same kind of enthusiasm and optimism expressed in a recent commentary by the executive director of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association for the promise of industrial aquaculture to feed the hungry of the world was heard decades earlier during the Green Revolution in agriculture.   Prompted by a series of famines in the 1940s […]

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Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador calls for Minister’s resignation

News Release Grieg Aquaculture Decision July 26, 2016   Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador calls for Minister’s resignation.   The Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) is appalled by the cowardly and inexplicable decision by Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Environment and Conservation by releasing the Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project by […]

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“I’ll have a lb of salmon and hold-the-lice-please!”

SPAWN asked the question – “How many sea-lice can kill a salmon smolt?”….The answers are scary!!!! A study in Norway (in a lab) found 7 to be fatal almost immediately. No studies have been done that I know of in the wild but obviously it would be far far less even if it took some […]

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