Category Archives: Fishing

Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists | Al Jazeera English

Gulf of Mexico fishermen, scientists and seafood processors have told Al Jazeera they are finding disturbing numbers of mutated shrimp, crab and fish that they believe are deformed by chemicals released during BP’s 2010 oil disaster.

Along with collapsing fisheries, signs of malignant impact on the regional ecosystem are ominous: horribly mutated shrimp, fish with oozing sores, underdeveloped blue crabs lacking claws, eyeless crabs and shrimp – and interviewees’ fingers point towards BP’s oil pollution disaster as being the cause. Continue reading…

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Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster | Al Jazeera English

New Orleans, LA – Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP.

Fishermen, in particular, are seeing their way of life threatened with extinction – both from lack of an adequate legal settlement and collapsing fisheries. Continue reading…

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What’s the catch? Fish firm offers island £50,000 ‘bribe’ for salmon farm site | Herald Scotland

Norwegian multinational Marine Harvest has been accused of offering “bribes” to the islanders of Colonsay to get them to agree to a controversial plan to turn their waters into a giant fish farm. Continue reading…

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Giant Norwegian fish farm company sues B.C.-based activist for defamation | The Province

Don Staniford has fought many battles in his 15 years of opposing salmon farming, from his days as a master of environmental science student in England to lobbying against farmed Atlantic salmon on British Columbia’s coast.

On Jan. 16, he’ll confront his latest challenge: a defamation lawsuit launched against him by Mainstream Canada, B.C.’s second largest farmed-salmon producer and the subsidiary of a Norwegian-based fish-farming behemoth.It’s a battle he says he’ll fight until the bitter end.

“This is about justice for wild salmon and freedom of speech,” he told The Province on Sunday. “I think the Norwegian government [the largest shareholder in Mainstream’s parent company] has made a fatal error here.” Continue reading….

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Fishing: Russia’s other civil battlefront | openDemocracy

The recent wave of demonstrations against election fraud across Russia were preceded in the spring and autumn by protests from grassroots fishermen’s organisations, who marched to defend their right to fish for free. Authorities soon climbed down from their controversial plans to privatise rivers and lakes, but not before radicalising an estimated 15-20 million amateur fishermen. Continue reading…

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Exposed: Genetically-modified salmon found to be contaminated with infectious salmon anemia | Natural

As the US federal government continues to evaluate whether or not to approve AquaBounty’s genetically-modified (GM) “AquAdvantage” salmon, Canada’s Cohen Commission (CC), a group established by the nation’s government to track the decline of Sockeye salmon in the Fraser River, has announced some shocking information. According to a recent report, AquAdvantage being raised at a land-based, isolated site on Prince Edward Island have been found to be contaminated with Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), a serious viral disease that affects Atlantic salmon. Read more…

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