Please go sign the petition to have stores stop selling farmed salmon: https://www.change.org/p/costco-safeway-loblaws-please-stop-selling-diseased-farm-salmon?utm_content=petition&utm_medium=email&utm_source=55428&utm_campaign=campaigns_digest&sfmc_tk=XCA9sC4Zwo5dyw91Bbrekak5dgveXgNhfvt6lpkuHAQg5b2DihlYClvNtD40blEn.
And ask others to sign the petition, as well.
In a nutshell, Norwegian fish farms, Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg Seafood have a good dozen problems, and should be on land, where the rest of the industry is now moving - for environmental reasons and because consumers won't buy farmed fish anymore.
Go look at Atlantic Sapphire which is building an on-land farm in Florida. At 90,000 metric tonnes per year, it will be larger than the entire BC industry (and BC is bigger than the Atlantic Canada industry - so far), which is 85,000 metric tonnes.
And, of course, my post on the on-land RAS farms now tops 178 different on-land systems, comprising almost 20,000 actual, on-land fish farms. See: http://fishfarmnews.blogspot.ca/2016/05/152-different-on-land-fish-farm-systems.html. This is the all time, number one post on this site. I don't think anyone else in the world has built up such a long list as I have.
Note that the post also has an extensive list of supporting documents covering all aspects of on-land fish farming. The point is that the only reason fish farms want to be in the ocean is to use it as a free, open sewer. Even Norway is fed up with its own companies, and now offers free licences to set up on land.
If you don't want to sift through the research and financial documents, quickly scroll down about two thirds of the way, to start the list of 178 on-land fish farm systems.
And do check out Alex Morton's site that has very good links to the issues and science, in particular to ISA, PRV, HSMI, and other diseases brought to wild salmon by fish farm companies that are a vector for mutating diseases.
See: http://www.alexandramorton.typepad.com/. It has hundreds of articles for you to read.
Note that if you live in a jurisdiction that has fish farms in the water, bring together the citizens and consistently tell governments - who are hopelessly conflicted, that includes DFO, the CFIA and both federal and provincial governments in Canada - that you want fish farms out of the water.
Right now, in 2017, NL faces an unprecedented raft of 11 licences for Grieg wanting Placentia Bay and some 23 for Marine Harvest. They would never try that in BC - where we have been complaining loud and clear and for as long as it takes to get the pestilence of fish farms out of our ocean - and you have to make your protest as large and as long as you possibly can to get the industry out of your pristine ocean.
Atlantic Sapphire is the bell that tolls for Canada, as BC, et al will no longer be able to sell into the USA. And with Trump, he may just end up with a tariff on Canadian salmon, just as the USA had one of 26% on Norway for two decades.