Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Canadians Overwhelmingly Reject In-ocean Fish Farms - CFIA, DFO the Problem, Updated Dec 18, 2016


Canadians overwhelmingly reject in-ocean fish farms and want them put on land.

The problem is that the CFIA and DFO won’t take them out. I have the references on the collusion between you and DFO regarding finding a lab that would not find disease in BC:

You are the problem, but continue blindly down the path to trashing Canada’s oceans, just as is being done around the world.

Here is one post from my blog on the global problems with in-ocean fish farms: I receive more than 20 global fish farm/seafood industry newsletters each week, and have found more than 1000 bad news stories in a little more than a year. The news is shocking. Just scan the boldfacing for a minute.

Canadians want fish farms on land or they can go back to Norway where their own government is so fed up with their pollution that it is giving out free licences to set up on land, a $9- to $12-million subsidy, based on the in-ocean auctioned licence price.

Just look through these images and see how much eastern Canadians want fish farms out of the water:

Jobs and revenue are low, and workers are the first to be fired in this boom/bust industry: There are only about 1 in 10 of the job numbers fish farms/DFO claim. Typically disease wipes them out, for example, the algal bloom in Chile this year caused, in part, by their own sewage, killed 23,000,000 farmed salmon. Note, as of Dec 27, 2016, the salmonid deaths in Chile have been upgraded to 38.2 million farmed fish.

Even Marine Harvest says that employment in fish farms is low, because of all the automation: Worldwide job numbers, MH Handbook:

And there is lots of corruption in fish farms, for example, the CEO of the company that owns Marine Harvest, Jo Lunder, was thrown in jail earlier this year for massive bribery. See what Bloomberg says:

And the corruption is wide spread as all the companies are interrelated, and owned, in part by the government of Norway and government of Russia:

There is no way forward for fish farms in Canada other than to be on land.

And just so you know, on-land fish farms are in high numbers already. I have found more than 160 on-land fish farms systems around the world, comprising more than 20,000 actual on-land farms:

FYI my most recent award for sustained environmental writing on fish farm environmental damage was awarded to me in Ottawa in June, 2016, the national Roderick Haig-Brown Award. See: My site has become a global portal for fish farm environmental damage science.

DC Reid

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