Saturday, 22 June 2013

KEY DOCUMENT - Slaughtered, Diseased Fish Farm Salmon Compensated with Taxpayer Dollars, June 22, 2013

Like the disease post that I update continually:  (, this post will grow very long as it will document the millions of taxpayer dollars paid by government for slaughtered, diseased fish farm fish, instead of the company itself, or its insurance. No one wants open-net, in-ocean farms anymore - they are technological dinosaurs - that in BC can be eliminated in 60 days by cancelling leases.

The CFIA pays up to $30 per fish - that means $30 million per million fish - and also pays for the slaughtering process, transport of fish, including disposal of fish, disinfection of processing plants and transport ships and any equipment, like nets, that cannot be disinfected.

As a taxpayer, I strongly object to billion dollar Norwegian companies like Marine Harvest, Cermaq Mainstream and Grieg Seafood, receiving my tax money because one third to one half of all aquaculture product is destroyed by disease. Let them have insurance, and pay for dead diseased fish themselves. Let them go back to Norway.

I am also in the process of putting together the argument showing that fish farms are actually a net loss to the economy, and do not contribute anything to employment or gross provincial product in BC.

3. In Newfoundland June 7, 2013, ISA disease, up to 500,000 salmon slaughtered at Gray Aqua Group Hermitage Bay.See: See also:

2. NF, GAG, Butter Cove, ISA, Dec 2012, slaughtered. See above links.

1. NB, Cooke Aquaculture, ISA. diseased fish sold into the Canadian food market - because the USA will not take diseased fish. 240,000 salmon Coffin Island. See second link, above.

Norwegians Won't Eat Farmed Salmon - that Means Marine Harvest, Cermaq Mainstream, Grieg Seafood and Others - June 22, 2013

Go read this article translated into English:

Or here in Norwegian:

Norwegians will no longer eat farmed salmon - this in the country where this environmentally damaging industry started - and the big four food chains will no longer stock farmed Atlantic salmon.

Consumers and retailers want farmed salmon in closed containment with water recirculating systems so that the environment is not damaged, and fish can be grown without antibiotics and other chemicals.

This is what consumers want all over the world where these destructive in-ocean nets produce salmon. Norway, England, Scotland, Ireland, USA, European countries, Russia,  Canada, - both east coast and BC in the west.

If Norwegians won't eat farmed salmon, why would anyone else? Fish farms need to be in closed containment, on land, with recirculating systems, hydroponics, and energy production. Toxic chemicals are eliminated, and non-fish based feed reduces risks of cancer among other diseases. In BC fish farms can be taken out of our pristine ocean by cancelling leases - in sixty days.

Look here to see a decade's worth of science about the toxic - and cancer causing - chemicals found in open-net fish farm salmon:

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

CFIA Can't Find Disease - Updated June 19, 2013

Sign this boycott of farmed salmon products:

Now, read this article about CFIA not being able to find IHN, IPN and ISA in wild and hatchery salmon in BC (they haven't tested farmed salmon):

The problem is that the CFIA was discredited in the Cohen Commission with their lab, under Gange in Moncton, NB shown by the disease experts Miller, Nylund and Kibenge to be unable to find ISA because their testing methods were not able to detect ISA and its testing machinery is too old.

So the CFIA and DFO that uses the same lab can't find ISA proves nothing. Miller's lab showed clearly that 25% of farmed chinook in Clayoquot Sound have ISA and HSMI - that is 125,000 to 250,000 fish per farm have ISA. Nylund and Kibenge have also found ISA in BC wild salmon. Miller's work goes back to 1988 in sockeye.

Do note that ISA was never in the Pacific Ocean until fish farms from Norway brought it here. The same goes for HSMI. The ISA they brought to the South Pacific caused $2 billion worth of dead fish, some quarter of a billion dead salmon. And some 13,000 employees were laid off.

As both the CFIA and DFO have been discredited, on this and other disease issues, an armslength panel of experts that are not tainted by ties to the fish farm companies from Norway is needed. It needs to be an international panel.

And the fish farms saying that they have submitted 8,000 fish for testing and not found ISA also proves nothing. The BC testing lab under Marty was shown not to be using the test he said he was using and that the probe was made in-house by a grad student. It has not been peer reviewed. So those 8,000 are discredited during the Cohen Commission and after.

Also, there is a semantic issue that must be pointed out. Marty's tables showing no disease, also notes about 1100 times the 'classic lesions of ISA'. But the semantic issue is that having the virus and having the disease are two different things. Now, the OIE that follows fish farm diseases around the world has changed its table of disease definitions and now there is a suspected category, and that is where BC falls right now.

Also behind the scenes the CFIA, that was severely criticized last year with having too cozy a relationship with a beef processor from Alberta - almost 35% of all beef in Canada, over 1500 products - is trying to get Kibenge's accreditation with the OIE taken away. This would allow it to control the fish disease issue narrative, with no other expert in Canada, even though its lab can't find ISA. It likes to say it can be 'considered' equivalent with world class standards. This is just bureacratise. The purpose in all this is to foster fish farms for international trade. Some 85% of BC farmed salmon is sold to the USA because Canadians won't eat it.

From the article above, a quote from Alexandra Morton:  “When seven labs find one thing [meaning ISA] and the one official lab reports the opposite [meaning the CFIA], the public are at risk,”

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Fish Farm Salmon High In Toxic Chemicals

A current Norwegian scientist and doctor have told Norwegians that fish farm fish are so full of chemicals that they are harmful for pregnant women and children:

Here is an update on the Albany study that started the whole issue off in 2004 when fish farms neutralized a Science article by the Albany group: This is a fair document.

Go back and see the article on showing how fish farms tried to erase the results. You won't believe it. It reads like a Hollywood conspiracy theory, and yet it is true:;postID=1576150562295454684;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=72;src=postname.

Here is the news article in Norway, June 11 - 13, 2013:

Google this to get the news on this subject: Norwegian scientists - women, children should not eat farmed salmon.
Here is another scientific article on chemicals in farmed salmon: Environ Toxicol Chem. 2004 Jul;23(7):1672-9. 

The articles on this subject on fishfarmnews may be found here:;postID=4661533306819255241;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=61;src=postname. I have updated this subject into 2012..

Needless to say there is an enormous amount of evidence that fish farm Atlantic salmon are full of chemicals and should not be eaten. Don't buy it. I estimate that BC residents eat only $4.79 of farmed salmon a year. Because Canadians won't eat BC farmed salmon, 85% of it is sent to the USA market

Cruise back through my site to find all the posts on chemicals in farmed salmon.