Thursday, 20 December 2018

BAD NEWS BITES - Global Problems in the Fish Farm/Seafood Industry, Updated Apr 27, 2019

I receive 30 global press fish farm/seafood industry newsletters every week. In these, I have found a startling amount of bad news, and decided to do a post on it. I had no idea there was as much bad news as there is.This is my eleventh post in three years. And the last post ended at 4,000 problems, as I put 500 in each post before starting a new one.

Some days I am stunned by the amount of bad news in the fish farm/seafood industry.  Find the fifth BAD NEWS BITES post here: And that reaches 2,000.

This is the link to the fourth post, Jan 14, 2017, it has 500 BAD NEWS BITES in it: it has links to the previous three posts since July 2015. You can find earlier ones at these links.

This is the link to the ninth post, March 29, 2018:

This is the link to the tenth post, Aug 9, 2018:

Here is a summary of the bad news stories:

"In one mouthful, here are the kind of stories I am finding: boom bust industry, billions made and lost, crisis in lice and disease, bankruptcy, workers fired, executives jumping company to company, dividing big bonuses, fraud, corruption, litigation, conflict of interest with government and scientists, using the ocean as a free open sewer – $10.4 Billion in BC alone, killing of whales, seals and sea lions – more than 12,000 in BC so far, slavery, unpaid labour, taxpayers paying millions for diseased, dead fish – $177 Million in Canada, dueling scientists, weakening of laws, unsustainable feed, illegal fishing, jail sentences, disasters in Norway, Scotland, Chile, Canada, bullying of scientists, governments and anyone critical of their business, cartels, collusion, price fixing, fishing down the food chain to Antarctic krill, carcinogens and persistent organic pollutants, fluoroquinolones, chicken feathers in feed, animal feces in feed, eutrophication in a time of global warming, Malachite Green fungFicide in USA seafood, fake industry awards, all the wild salmon in the Pacific ocean, more than a billion, put in peril... it goes on."

Update, Dec 11, 2017: I have found 500 BAD NEWS BITES in less than 3.5 months. That means well over 1000 in a year. That is how much bad news there is in fish farms/seafood industry. This post, the sixth, may be found here:

Update, Mar 29, 2018: You will find the previous posts on these dates: 23/1/2018, 11/12/17, 29/8/17. 5/5/17, 14/1/17, 1/7/16, 6/5/16,  1/7/15, and a total of nearly 3,500 BAD NEWS BITES.  

Update Aug 9, 2018: I have found 500 BAD NEWS BITES since Mar 29, 2018. The total now stands at 3,500 in three years. The Aug post has 500 BAD NEWS BITES, bringing the total to 4,000 problems in three years.

Here are the BAD NEWS BITES starting on Dec 20, 2018 - the eleventh post, which will bring the total to 4,500 problems:

500. Liquidators: Fraud Topped $5.3B - Pac Andes, Ng family:

499. Salmon Billionaire Blocks Marine Power Project - SalMar, Norway, he doesn't like how it would ruin the view from his house. Jee whiz:

498. Massive Subsea Farm Rejected - Norway, Mowi:

497. Cyclone Hits Shrimp Farms - India:

496. Mangrove Forests Cut for Shrimp Farms - Myanmar:

495. Fake Double Payments - Pac Andes - Ng family fraud:

494. Boom - Peru's Excalmar, 220% growth:

493. Even More PacAndes Fraud -

492. More PacAndes Debacle - Solar Fish at centre of fraud netted $355M:

491. More PacAndes Bankruptcy Debacle - Ng owners took $158M in fraud of $5.3B:

490. Fish Farmers Don't Like Taxes/Levies - Salmar, Norway:

489. Algal Bloom Kills Salmon - Scotland, tonnes of dead fish:

488. More on Price Fixing Suit - Norwegian fish farmers, US business:

487. NO - to Havfarm, Offshore - Norway:

486. NO - to Fish Farm - Liverpool Bay, Queens Municipality, NS:

485. Smuggling - Norway seized more than 6.5t of smuggled fish in 2018:

484. High Salmon Mortality - NZ, King Salmon, worse than summer of 2018, which was bad:

483. 'Seafood Fraud' - southeast Asia, South Korea:

482. 'Mowi Slams Lawsuit' - CDN, NL against its hatchery, Ecojustice:

481. Cooke Testimony 'Evasive' - USA, WA:

480. Boom - Offshore Salmon Farming Aims at $15B - China, Deep Blue 1:

479. Will Trump DOJ Sue Fish Farmers for Price Fixing?: - USA:

478. 'Bloodbath for Norwegian Salmon Prices' - biggest drop ever:

477. Concern over Water Pipeline - Tassal, Tasmania, says environmentalists:

476. Harsh Anti-dumping Tariffs - USA, over Vietnam pangasius:

475. Boom - Huge 'Fisheries Park' - China's Evergreen in Saudi Arabia:

474. Price-fixing Suit - Undercurrent follows suit in USA, Norwegian fish farm companies:

473. Algal Bloom Kills Salmon - Scotland, Scottish Salmon Company:

472. Workers Die in Fish Farming - Chile, one worker per month dies, study:

471. $332,000 Fine - Cooke, WA:

470. Big Fine For Escape - Cooke, WA, $332,000:

469. 'We Have Never Lost So Much Money' - fish farmers, in a single week:

468. Fake News - takes on Artifishal: that fish farming is sustainable, with the old chestnut that it takes one pound of fish to make one pound of salmon, versus 6.8 pounds of feed to make one pound of cow. This is a false comparison, as you can't compare killed ocean fish that should feed humans, with hay which is filled with vegetable cellulose. A false comparison: Also, the Sea Around Us document says it is about 2.2 pounds for a conversion rate of killed dead fish to make one pound of salmon. They also say that fish farms have destroyed 19 of the top 20 species for reduction fisheries. The 20th is Antarctic krill which isn't even a fish.

467. Lice - 'the biggest scourge impacting fish farms', the $1B problem, 'OUT NOW! The new IntraFish Sea Lice Report, the most comprehensive overview of the biggest scourge impacting farmed salmon. This post also has a list of about 30 podcasts you can listen to.

466. Lice Combat - Different Methods - Scotland: This is a good article on the various methods, required because fish farms won't move to land. A false problem.

465. 'Mowi Slams' CDN Lawsuit - hatchery in NL, Ecojustice case:

464. Will Trump's DOJ Go after Fish Farms? - price fixing:

463. 'Spin on Salmon Cartel Isn't Good' -

462. Price Fixing Suit Update - USA, salmon farming companies, Norwegian: "The fill list of defendants includes: Mowi ASA; Marine Harvest USA; Marine Harvest Canada, Inc.; Ducktrap River of Maine LLC; Grieg Seafood ASA; Grieg Seafood BC Ltd; Bremnes Seashore AS; Ocean Quality AS; , Ocean Quality North America Inc., Ocean Quality USA Inc; Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc; SalMar ASA; , Leroy Seafood Group ASA; Leroy Seafood USA Inc.; and Scottish Sea Farms Ltd."

461. Boom - Chinese company expects $15B revenue, Deep Blue 1, offshore project:

460. Scientists Pressured by Fish Farms - Iceland, to accept expansion:

459. Municipality Votes Against Cooke - fish farm expansion in Liverpool Bay, NS, Region of Queens Municipality:

458. Price Fixing Suit - against Mowi, Salmar, Leroy, Grieg:

457. More Pollution Coming - Norway to add 500,000t of more salmon by 2025:

456. Price Collusion Suit - DC bagel shop sues Norwegian fish farms: "The company, Bagels & Baguettes, is the second plaintiff in the US to sue Norwegian salmon farming giants Mowi, SalMar, Leroy Seafood Group, Grieg Seafood and others alleging their business was harmed by "unlawful coordination" of the prices charged to direct salmon purchasers in the US."

455. Jail Sentence - for illegal lobster fishing:

454. Offshore Pen Fails - China, fish removed:

453. Wild Salmon at Lowest Level - Scotland, since 1952, BBC news:

452. Suit Against Hatchery - Ecojustice:

451. Offshore Fish Farms Wrong - USA: "Even feeding fish in aquacultural settings is unsustainable. Aquaculture largely depends on carnivorous fish, which typically feed off of anchovy, herring and krill, known as forage fish. Because millions of tons of feed are needed each year, experts predict that the demand for these ancillary fish will soon outpace supply, leading to the collapse of wild fisheries before mid-century."

450. Fraud Charges Fight - Alliance, Philippines:

449. Salmon Collusion Case Update - USA, price fixing:

448. Wild Salmon in 'Crisis' - Scotland, fish farms: Lowest point since 1952.

447. Intrafish Lice Report:

446. $1B Problem: Lice -

445. End Petuna Fish Farm Expansion - Tasmania, senate candidate:

444. Cooke Testimony 'Evasive' - WA:

443. Lawsuit Against Mowi - NL, Ecojustice:

442. Deep Sea Mega-pollution - No Humans Need Apply - Mowi, Norway, deep sea fish farms, up to 100km offshore, and no humans, fully automated:

441. Lawsuit Against Mowi - NL, Ecojustice:

440. Price Fixing - Mowi et all facing suit in the US:

439. Wild Atlantic Salmon Numbers Around the World:

438. Fish Farms Kill Wild Salmon - read the Norwegian paper:

437. Counter Spin - industry reacts to Patagonia movie about the problems with in-ocean fish farming:

436. Licence Revoked - Ireland, Mowi:

435. More Cooke Aqua Court Case - WA, Cooke lost 263,000 fish from a faulty net last summer (2018):

434. Protest Against Tassal - Tasmania:

433. Scientists Bullied by Fish Farms - Iceland:

432. Lice Kill Wild Fish - report,Scotland:

431. Boom - Ecuador shrimp exports hit highest ever, 53,000mt:

430. Chefs Won't Serve Farmed Salmon - Australia:

429. Film of Lice-Damaged Salmon - Scotland:

428. Peroxide Kills Wild Shrimp - Norway:

427. Antibiotic Use Up - Cermaq, BC, survival down:

426. Boom - Americold buys Clearwater - $1.24B:

425. 100,000mt Salmon in NL - five fold growth, report says in a decade. if NL worked at it, sad to waste that much ocean to the pollution:

424.  Artifishal - Patagonia against fish farms, Iceland premiere:

423. Killing Our Oceans For Fish - feed and fish oil from reduction fisheries are killing ocean fish: And: "Paradoxically, the industry is heavily reliant on wild-caught fish with over 69 percent of fishmeal and 75 percent of fish oil production used to feed farmed fish. The global fishmeal market was worth approximately US$6 billion (€5.3 billion) in 2017 and is forecast to reach US$10 billion (€8.9 billion) by 2027."

422. DFO Min Wilkinson Acting Against Wild Salmon! - Bob Chamberlin: Here is what Chamberlin said was wrong: "The court quashed the PRV policy on four grounds. The minister failed to reasonably interpret his core mandate under the Fisheries Act—the protection and conservation of fish.
The minister did not adhere to the precautionary principle—to anticipate, prevent, and attack the causes of environmental degradation and not use scientific uncertainty to excuse inaction. He breached his constitutional duty to consult and accommodate the 'Namgis First Nation. And in a finding that beggars belief, when regulating PRV, the virus responsible for one of leading causes of death in fish farms globally, the minister failed to consider the risk PRV poses to wild Pacific salmon."

421. Disease - salmonella, tuna, US:

420. Forage Fish Killed Big Time - China in Peru, rocketed past $150M in 2018, anchovy:

419. Shootout on High Seas - Argentina shoots illegal Chinese boat:
418. Disease - Mowi Harvest, Norway, ISA, 1 million fish:

417. Debt Default - China, processor, Dalian Tianbao, $326M in debts, interest not paid:

416. Big Fine - for bad environmental conditions, Starkist, $84,500:

415. End Petuna Expansion - senate candidate, Tasmania:

414. Boom - India triples aqua output, chagrin for Vietnam;

413. Tassal Not Taken out of Water - but must use netting around net:

412. Patagonia Against In-ocean Fish Farms - movie, Artifishal, petition now at 70,000 people:

411. Canadian Processor Didn't Supply - $30K product, internet warning:

410. Mercury Poisoned Fish - Hong Kong, tuna:

409. $2B Debt Scandal - Mozambique, 'tuna bond':

408. Humans Need Not Apply - Mowi Harvest, automation line:

407. Illegal Abalone - South Africa to China:

406. Disease - EMS shrimp destroyed, China:

405. 13.5 Year Jail Sentence - pangasius smuggler, China

404. Major In-ocean Push by Cermaq - NS, more in-ocean polluters, diseases, lice, etc.:

403. Tackle  Huge Antibiotic Dirty Farming, Disease - Skrettng, Vietnam, in unsustainable farming methods:

402. Cermaq Looks for More In-ocean Fish Farms - 10 to 20, 20- 30-thousand mt, NS:

401. Grieg Seafood CEO Makes Big Bucks - 707K Euros, Andreas Kvame:

400. Historic High Profits to Continue - fish farms:

399. Humans Need Not Apply - look at the very few humans left in processing fish for transport:

398. Approval Panel Badly Compromised - Tasmania, 2 scientists had quit, 2 others positions were vacant:

397. Millions of Dead Fish - Scotland, here are the numbers from 2013 to 2017, including tonnes destroyed across the industry, and it says the actual number of jobs is 1486, while claiming 12,000. This is similar to BC, Canada where industry says 7000, but government figures say 1800. So, in Scotland industry claims more than 800% more than what may be the actual figure, in a shellfish annual report, which would tend to overstate the jobs to reach 1486:

396. Fish Farm Drops 'Sustainable' in Advertising - Scotland, The Ferret:

395. Fish Deaths, Scotland, Mowi - meaning Marine Harvest. It's 1.6M fish in past few years. look at the govt Excel Spread Sheet to view farms, reasons, numbers; The post on this issue, among others, is from Don Staniford:

394. Cermaq ISA Fish From Magallanes - sad that this is in the pristine southern waters of Chile:

393. ISA Fish Harvested for Humans to Eat - Cermaq, Chile:

392. Permission to Farm in UNESCO World Heritage Area Rescinded - Noway, Mowi, investigation:

391. Get Fish Farms Out! - Ireland, protest says 39% decline in salmon due to lice, etc., not a lack of licences as claimed by industry:

390. Disease - ISA in Atlantic provinces:

389. Put Fish Farms On Land - Ireland, to solve their problems:

388. DFO Ignores PRV -

387. $100M Price Fixing Fine - could bankrupt Starkist:

386. Lice Problems at Mowi - all the new gizmos help with the bottom line, they are not about making the sea better: Bill Bryden: " In contrast, lice levels in Scotland, Canada, and the Faroes were all down significantly. In Canada and Scotland especially, not a single Mowi farm rose above national lice limits over the course of the year." Might this be because limits there are FIFTEEN to THIRTY TIMES HIGHER than Norway!" On Fishers R Against Fish Farms:

385. Order to Pay $100,000 to Injured Worker - Camanchaca, Chile:

384. Salmon in Tariff Cross-hairs - EU salmon, US tariffs, "salmon from the UK ($143m), Germany ($73m), the Netherlands ($44m), Greece ($29m), Denmark ($15m), Poland ($9m) and Ireland ($2m)":

383. Cermaq Can't Stop Escapes -

382. Landbased? Sort Of - DNB:

381. Fake Closed Containment - the Donut, Norway, Mowi, allows sewage, disease to get out:

380. Closed Containment? - industry doesn't get that people expect it to not allow sewage, disease to get out into the sea and contaminate the ocean, in other words this is not closed containment:

379. Boom - M&A - industry consolidation report, Undercurrent News, $4B in 2018:

378. Lischewski Wants Criminal Case Dropped - contravenes his right to freedom of speech, lawyers claim, Bumble Bee price-fixing case:

377. Close Fish Farms - protest says, lice are out of control, Ireland, Galway Bay:

376. Boom - Norwegian fish farms to invest $700M:

375. Lice - Industry's Biggest Problem - Ultrafish report, cost of lice loss in Chile is $350M annually:

374. Shrimp Crash in 2019 - global, firms could go bust:

373. Move to Plant Protein Feed Not Sustainable - report:

372. Boom - Russia farmed salmon jumps 20%:

371. Cermaq Wants 20 Fish Farms - or won't move to NS:

370. Cold Kills 10,000 Salmon - Cooke, NS:

369. Failure to Use Science - DFO, Rick Routledge, failure to use the precautionary principle: Quote: "Definitive contrary evidence would allow the minister to dismiss such a body of otherwise credible evidence, but Strickland specifically noted the lack of definitive evidence that PRV does not pose a risk to wild Pacific salmon. Indeed, she further highlighted a remarkable weakness in the federal government’s evidence: heavy reliance on observed health impacts on farmed Atlantic salmon for inferring potential impacts on wild Pacific salmon. Such indirect evidence cannot possibly generate definitive conclusions.

The following conclusions are uncontested: First, PRV is widespread and highly prevalent in Atlantic salmon farms in British Columbia. Second, PRV is highly contagious and can be passed from Atlantic salmon to at least two species of Pacific salmon (sockeye and chinook). Furthermore, it is a thoroughly accepted scientific conclusion that large, crowded host populations, like salmon in a large aquaculture facility, provide an ideal opportunity for a pathogen like PRV to proliferate. Thus, crowded fish farms are ideal breeding grounds for PRV to proliferate and spread to wild Pacific salmon to which they may pose an even greater health risk. Strickland was clearly correct in identifying that the minister’s PRV policy was at odds with the precautionary principle." Routledge concludes: " is inconceivable that a revised PRV policy could be in compliance with her ruling without (i) thorough, mandatory monitoring for the presence of this highly contagious virus in British Columbia salmon farms, and (ii) mandatory follow-up to eradicate PRV from salmon farms that test positive for PRV. Only then can the minister legitimately claim that his PRV policy truly represents an implementation of the precautionary principle, which he can then proceed to make “more fulsome”."

368. DFO Not Managing Fish Farms - Quote: "
A spring 2018 report on Canadian aquaculture, in both B.C. and Atlantic Canada, by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development stated, “We concluded that Fisheries and Oceans Canada did not adequately manage the risks associated with salmon aquaculture consistent with its mandate to protect wild fish. Although the Department had some measures to control the spread of infectious diseases and parasites to wild fish in British Columbia, it had not made sufficient progress in completing the risk assessments
for key diseases that were required to understand the effects of salmon aquaculture on wild fish. It also had not defined how it would manage aquaculture in a precautionary manner in the face of scientific uncertainty. Moreover, the Department did not adequately enforce
compliance with aquaculture regulations to protect wild fish.”" This is the link to the 2018 report:

367. Cartel Investigation - EU, Norway farms beyond reach so far:

366. Norway Royalty Meets Protest - King Harold and Queen Sonya, Chile, protest against fish farms:

365. Disease - ISA, Cermaq, Chile:

364. Disease Conference - Chile:

363. El Nino Hits Shrimp - Ecuador, etc.:

362. Fish Farms in Serious Decline - Ireland: "According to BIM's 2018 report, Ireland's aquaculture is now 20% below 2010 in terms of production volumes. Similarly, based on the Irish government's 2010 targets of 7.8% yearly growth, the industry is now 82% behind policy targets."

361. Diseases - report, including BC: "The 70-page report covers six emerging diseases and health challenges affecting farmed salmon globally: sea lice resistance, amoebic gill disease (AGD), infectious salmon anemia (ISA), heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) and piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), tenacibaculosis and bacterial kidney disease (BKD)." You can find the report here:

360. Boom - Hilton hit $2.2B revenue in 2018:

359. More Mowi Fish Farms - Atlantic Canada, in coean, to service the USA:

358. 10M Dead Salmon - Marine Harvest, Scotland, 2017:

357. Marine Harvest Name Change Due to Customer Displeasure - with Marine Harvest:

356.1.6M Dead Salmon - Mowi, Scotland, 2017 - 2018, pages of results and lots of links:

355. Fraud - Welsh feed firm steals 4.7M Pounds of grants:

354. David Attenborough Against Fish Farms - UK:

353. 200 Workers lose Jobs - Chile, Blumar processing:

352.  Monterey Bay, Seafood Watch Rating System Problems -

351. Ruining the World's Oceans - CEO wants offshore salmon farms, massive pollution:

350. Aarskog Makes the Big Bucks - $2.6M in salary and benefits, for Mowi, and other execs:

349. 20% of Fish Farms Don't Meet Standards - Scotland: Among other issues: 'Reasons for the worst ratings include excessive levels of ammonia being released into the sea and unregulated quantities of fish food and feces discovered on the seabed.'

348. Conflict of Interest Ends, Sort Of - WWF, ASCs, Tassal, Tasmania. Use of ASCs comes with a payment usually exceeding $200,000, among other issues:

347. Boom - Cooke wants expansion in NS to 30M pounds of salmon, to build new processing plant:

346. David Attenborough for Wild Salmon - he is against in-ocean fish farms:

345. Call for Moratorium on New Fish Farms - Tasmania:

344. Govt Should Be Stripped of Licencing Responsibilities - tuna, Lybia, watchdog says:

343. Court Case - over $350M Norebo claim:

342. Breached Contract, $1M Settlement - USA, salmon:

341. Only Wild Caught Sold Here - catering giant, USA:

340. Disease Causes Share Drop - Tassal, listeria:

339. Cruelty Charges - Chile, fish farmer gets charged for beating on a sea lion:

338. Mowi Bad News - annual report, diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasite get bad press, consumer intolerance:

337. Boom - more Cooke expansion, USA downstream:

336. Boom - Cooke continues to expand by buying shrimp firms:

335. Resource Rent Tax Considered - Norway, the tax would be brought in so "the community gets a share of the extraordinary returns that can arise": And: Looks like a tax will be instituted in due course.

334. Boom - shrimp to 8-9M mt in five years:

333. Soy Slavery Investigation - Skretting, Brazil:

332. Graph of Marine Mammal Kills - at fish farms, BC, DFO data: These figures have dropped dramatically, but observers around the industry note kills not recorded.

331. Boom - Blumar growth explosion, foresees 500,000mt:

330. Poacher Banned for 10 Years - CDN, dungeness crab:

329. Fatal Listeria Breakout - Denmark, Estonian smoked salmon:

328. Protests in Magallanes - Chile, say no to salmon farms:

327. Fake Award - Scotland, Scotland Salmon Company, three star BAP, industry created award:

326. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Rocket - Chile:

325. Wild Atlantic Salmon Decline - NL, has a slide presencation from DFO, and a paper:

324. Protest Kills Fish Farm - Chile:

323. Shrimp Farmers Deny Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance Causes Problems - CBC:

322. Tax Evasion Investigation - Russia:

321. Fake News - industry trots out the old story of Hites in Scotland, and the fake assertion that his research was false:

320. Fish Farms Don't Pay Taxes - Norway, Iceland wants the same: Iceland quote about Norway: "She hoped Icelandic politicians would take note. “It is remarkable to hear that at the same time as the debate in Iceland is about how the fisheries sector and, most recently, aquaculture, can be taxed, Norwegians have realized that it is more appropriate to support this industry, not to impose a special resource charge on them.""  So why would any other country want these polluting companies, if they bury you in sewage, etc. and want not to pay taxes?

319. Huge Processing in USA - in-ocean product capacity hugely increased, Mowi, also has 40,000 square feet in Surrey, BC, also eats into processing industry in BC:

318. Maltese Tuna Investigation Widens:

317. Boom - Cooke buys yet another firm, All Seas Wholesaler, San Francisco:

316. Boom - Mergers and Acqusitions 'Rocket' - Chile: Lots of good graphs in this one.

315. Reasons 4 Panel Members Quit - Tasmania, see the list of problems, four new members have been put on the fish farm panel:

314. Smuggled Lobster Seed - $1.3M Indonesia airport:

313. Smuggler Arrested - shrimp, China:

312. Shut Fish Farms to Save Wild Salmon - also save sport fishing as it makes no impact on Fraser chinook:

311. Update on Algal Bloom Deaths - Chile:

310. Listeria Recall - long list of products:

309. Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - in shrimp for sale, CDN stores:

308. Algal Bloom in 2018 - Chile: In 2016, fish farmers lost 25 million salmon to algal blooms in Chile. A loss of $800M.

307. Algal Bloom Kills 58,000 Fish - Camanchaca, Chile:

306. 'Say No To Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon' -

305. Algal Bloom Kills 123 MT of Salmon - Camanchaca, Chile:

304. Price Fixing - StarKist settles with Kroger and 32 other plantiffs:

303. More Super Chill - NL, CDN, Mowi:

302. Super Chill Kills 10,000 - Cooke, NS, CDN, Kelly Cove, they get super chills every few years, but they want to expand the site and have more farms:

301. Tougher Lice Standards - Scotland:

300. Tuna Fins to Baby Food? - yuck, head, fins, skin, eyes, and bones, Thai Union, German plant:

299. Cooke Escape News Cascade - all the stories on the Cooke, WA escape:

298. More Scandal - misuse of funds, Maltese tuna ranchers:

297. Massive Recall - listeria disease:

296. Fine - Camanchaca, Chile, $73,000:

295. Incentives on Table? - for on land, USA:

294. On-land Criticized - Arctic Seafarm Langset wants 15,000mt farm, criticized by oil services firm, Norway;

293. 'Frankenfish' - Aquabounty GMO fish, protest, labeling issue:

292. Boom - major mergers and acquisitions in fish farming/seafood - undercurrent news, $4B in 2018:

291. Kudoa Parasite - Mowi, threatens bottom line, up to 10,000 quality events in 2017, half in BC: And:

290. Hydrogen Peroxide Chemical Lice Boat - will dump H2O2 into ocean, Scotland, Mowi:

289. Lack of 'Evidence and Science-Based Decision Making - DFO, BC, no PRV testing:

288. Boom - the biggest have big money to grow even bigger:
"Five of the largest players in the Norwegian salmon sector have plans to spend a combined $718m on salmon investments over the next year, reflecting strong confidence in the sector, Dan Gibson reported. Between them, Mowi, SalMar, Leroy Seafood Group, Grieg Seafood, and Norway Royal Salmon roughly spent a combined NOK 6.50 billion ($758m) on seafood investments for 2018, and there are plans for similar capital expenditure in 2019. This number is set to rise even higher with Mitsubishi-owned Cermaq Group, the fourth largest salmon harvester in Norway, still yet to publish its full financial results for 2018.

287. Boom - Aquachile salmon growth 29%, amid merger and acquisitions:

286. Total Pelagic Supplies Drop 11% - global stats:

285. Negative Consumer Image - lead to name change from Marine Harvest to Mowi:

284. Lice Price Huge - $500M or up to twice that:

283. Cartel Expected, On-land Skeptics -

282. Sell Out Study - DFO, fish farms, etc., BC:

281. Boom - Nova Austral to double production, Magallanes, Chile:

280. Fish Farms To Pollute Patagonia - sad but true, fish farms are moving into the unspoiled beauty of Patagonia and will fill it with sewage, dead fish, disease, lice and so on:

279. Illegal Substances/Chemicals in Farmed Fish - PCBs, POPs and so on, the levels are not dropping anymore:

278. Rule of Law Ignored - salmon, BC: "On February 4, Justice Cecily Strickland of the Federal Court of Canada ruled that the minister of fisheries’ refusal to screen farm salmon for the blood virus piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) is against the law in Canada."

277. Climate Change Effects for Fraser - snow changing to rain, causing early, higher run off and low volumes, etc.: See papers: "The research is published in two scientific journals: Geophysical Research Letters and Hydrology, and Earth System Sciences."

276. Wild Salmon Plan Not Good? - Watershed Watch, Aaron Hill:

275. DFO Against Wild Salmon - doesn't/won't test for PRV:

274. Boom - Report: global mergers and acquisitions in fish farm/seafood industry, huge amounts of money:

273. Sewage Fine - Chile, Camanchaca, $48K US:

272. Price Fixing, Cartel Investigation No Surprise - fish buyers:

271. Transparent Review of MSCs Called For - the standards of the standard needs independent review, say critics:

270. IUU Fishing Investigation - John West Seafood:

269. Lice - Fish Farms Worst Problem:

268. Boom - Norway, the big companies plan $700M, 100,000t expansion, Mowi, Salmar, Bakkafrost, NRS, Grieg, Leroy Seafood Group:

267. DFO Must Test for PRV - BC, or be against the law:

266. Jellyfish Kill Fish Farm Fish - Tasmania, science suggests that aquaculture make blooms worse, providing a net to establish on and by cleaning net, fragmenting jellyfish into far more animals:

265. Protest Against Fish Farms - NL, at conference, Aug, 2019:

264. Huge Freshwater Pollution to Come - Peru backs huge expansion in freshwater aquaculture:

263. Boom - massive on-land shrimp farm, Australia's Seafarms:

262. Desperate About Climate Change - NZ Salmon:

261. Boom - 50% growth in Iceland, 2019:

260. Salmon Cartel, Price Setting - 'There have been so many rumours for so many years about price setting,': This is a review article with many stories.

259. Boom - Norway, MNH aims to grow 45%, 17,800mt:

258. Warm Spring Could Kill Fish - Norway, lice, disease:

257. Dumped Fish Waste - fines if perp is found, in Invermar boxes, Chile:

256. Huge China Offshore Fish Farm - as Trump would say, 'Sad':

255. Scottish Salmon Owned by Norwegian Companies - not Scottish:

254. No Science for Steelhead - DFO whitewashes research, no evidence and science based decision:

253. Rotting Salmon in Invermar Boxes - Chile, claim they sold the boxes so not their problem:

252. Shares Plummet, Oslo Delisting Requested - Sino Agro Food, intending to build shrimp megafarm, 300,000t isn't happening anytime soon:

251. Job Losses - High Liner, 80 layoffs, CDN, Lunenburg:

250. Salmon Farms' Biggest Problem - ISA:

249. PRV No Threat? - BC:

248. Board 'Inherently Compromised' - Tasmania:

247. DFO Plans More Fish Farms - Canada:

246. Salmon Farms' Biggest Problem - lice: "Estimates of yearly losses caused to global salmon farmers run as high as $1 billion (€880 million) by some calculations. Losses to the Chilean salmon farming industry alone are estimated at $350 million, and in Norway costs associated with combating sea lice were projected to be NOK 4.5 billion ($525 million/€464 million), according to a 2016 report from Norwegian research firm Nofima."

245. Boom - Iceland farmed salmon to grow 50% in 2019:

244. Boom - Massive Shrimp Farm - Nissui, Sealord, Seafarm's project Sea Dragon:

243. Fake Safety Checks - Danish processor closes, listeria found:

242. Hijacking - truck in Chile full of salmon, hijackers arrested:

241. Escaped Salmon Lead to Fewer Wild Smolts - :

240. Fake News - POPs and other chemicals in farmed salmon, false reporting on the Hites et al science in Science, Jan 9, 2004: See David Miller article. The link to this and other articles is here:

239. Boom - AquaChile ups capital $340M, for Magallanes deal:

238. Mega Merger - processing plants:

237. Mega Merger - bass, bream in EC:

236. Boom - Vietnam tuna export to hit $1B in 2019:

235. Licence Revoked - Ghana, 40t of tilapia destroyed:

234. Processors Flush Away Millions -

233. Fake Fish - vegan seafood competition:

232. Price Fixing Probe - list of articles as the scandal progresses:

231. Scottish Scamon - Don Staniford, Vimeo:

230. False Recording Fish - NZ, $740,000 fine, $300,000 to get ships back:

229. Illegal Fishing - Thai Union boss, John West investigated:

228. 500 Jobs at Risk - fire, NB:

227. Assets Seized - Bonamar, bankruptcy:

226. DFO Negligent on Hydro Power Plants - haven't done good science on impacts, to fish, overlooked science, complacent:

225. Experts Quit Fish Farm Panel - new farming areas, Tasmania, Storm Bay:

224. Massive Lice Numbers - massive outbreak in Clayoquot Sound in 2018, killing wild salmon:

223. Disease - TLV, FAO investigates tilapia lake virus in Tanzania:

222. Disease - ISA biggest threat to fish farming industry:

221. Jelly Fish/Fire - Huon:

220. Disease - botulism recall, Alaska:

219. Smolt Fire - Leroy, 2.6M smolts killed:

218. CEO Sells Shares - makes $685,000, over half his shares, Tassal:

217. Jellyfish Kill - Huon, gill necrosis, Tasmania:

216. Price Fixing - Norway, regulator is eyeing the situation 'with interest':

215. Algal Blooms Kill Grieg Fish - BC, 2018:

214. No Humans Need Apply - full automation in processing:

213. Price Fixing Raids - read the EC's PDF on the subject:

212. Price Fixing - EU could fine Mowi et al $850M : Annual turnover is: 'For Mowi (formerly Marine Harvest), 2018 turnover was €3.81 billion ($4.32bn); Leroy, which has not reported its 2018 results yet, reported turnover of NOK 17.27bn ($2.013bn) for 2017; SalMar reported NOK 11.34bn ($1.32bn); and Grieg Seafood NOK 7.55bn ($875m).'

And the fines could be: 'So, Mowi could be fined up to $432m, Grieg $87m, and Leroy and SalMar $201m and $132m, respectively, totaling $852m. This does also not include Bremnes Seashore, which owns 40% of Ocean Quality, the sales arm which Greig controls the rest in. Bremnes Seashore, which does not have any farms in the UK, had a turnover of over NOK 2.6bn in 2017, so $302.72m.'

211. Lots of Problems with Global Seafood Industry -

210. Open Ocean Research - BC, Alaska, research at sea on salmon:

209. Diseases - PRV non-testing by DFO, Strickland ruling:

208. Disease - listeria in smoked salmon, Romania:

207. More on Price Fixing - in Norway;

206. Boom - CP Food, Thailand targets growth to $2.4B:

205. Fish Farms Killing Wild Stocks -

204. Price Fixing Aimed at Norway -

203. Court Cases - Bonamar faces multiple suites:

202. 'What Happens When We Run Out of Forage Fish?' - once all the fish in the ocean are dead, what will fish farms feed their fish:

201. Salmon Cartel 'Isn't Good' - Intrafish:

200. Price Fixing - Norway, in Scotland at Norwegian firms:

199. Anti-competition Investigated - EU, Mowi et al, anti-trust, price fixing:

198. Microplastics in Farmed Salmon - gills, macrophages uptake, Norway:

197. Wild Salmon Need Protecting - DFO Min, Wilkinson, precautionary moving fish farms out of wild salmon routes: Let's wait on this one as DFO, in Ottawa, has always been against wild BC salmon.

196. Young's M&A - still looking for buyer, looking to boost Gastro sales 51% to 100M pounds:

195. Corruption, Bribery - Russia, Tugushev, formerly of Norebo, 'purchased' govt post:

194. Disease - botulism recall:

193. Offshore Pollution - China to build a second offshore mega farm:

192. Boom - Vietnam targets $10B in exports in 2019:

191. Boom - Mowi, $327.6M into Norway, EU, Canada:

190. No Humans Need Apply - fully automated processing, Marel:

189. Boom - Agrosuper's salmon exports exceed $900M, after acquisitions, Chile:

188. Disease - ISA imported to Scotland, Aquagen, the company who imported it to Chile, causing a $2B loss:

187. Boom - China seafood output exceeds 50M tons:

186. Algal Bloom Earnings Squeeze - Grieg, BC lost a quarter mil salmon to an algal bloom in 2018:

185. Boom - Arnarlax, Iceland, 50% increase in production:

184. Yes?NO! fish farms in Terra del Fuego, Argentine govt says yes, TdF govt says NO: TdF cites environmental degradation of in-ocean fish farms.

183. Boom - Mowi (Marine Harvest) plans 430,000t harvest in 2019: And automation projects will mean fewer humans need apply. Also growth year over year: 2-6%, Norway; 13-19% UK; 15% Faroes; 1-6% Chile; 1-4% North America. Note that the lowest includes BC where they are taking farms out of the water in the Broughton.

182. Boom - Huge Processing Plant, $90M, Guolian, China:

181. Processors Fight - NL:

180. PRV Ruling - DFO has four months to bring in policy on PRV testing and begin:

179. Mislabeling - Canada, seafood/fish, a third is mislabeled:

178. Bribes - Malta, bureaucrat received bribes, now suspended:

177. Boom - Tassal in Australia, salmon and shrimp:

172. No More Humans in Processing - Marel, a good article on all the production line innovations it is doing, but they all mean fewer jobs in fish farming, in an industry that says it is about jobs:

171. 'Illegal' Fish Meal - Peru, anchovy, 150,000t:

170. Human Workers Need Not Apply - fully automated processing to come:

169. 'Extraordinary Mortalities' - Grieg Seafood, Scotland:

168. Sea Lice Infestation Report - Scotland:

167. Disease - yersiniosis, Norway Royal Salmon:

166. Fake News - 15 years after David Miller showed that high level collusion by fish farms, governments, fake websites and so on in Scotland and around the world lead to destroying science on the chemicals in farmed fish, even though the Hites report was true, the fish farm industry tries once again to claim the health risks to eating farmed fish are not true, even though they are:

165. Boom - mergers and acquisitions report:

164. Boom - ADM buys $1.8B Neovia:

163. Boom - Cooke continues company buy up, Seajoy:

162. Boom - takeovers continue in Iceland:

161. DFO and PRV - DFO says PRV not damaging to wild salmon, while WA state gets fish farms out of the water because of PRV. What is the matter with DFO?:

160. 13 Lawsuits - Green Foods, China:

159. Offshore Fish Farm - offshore pollution, China, 300,000 salmon:

158. Disease - PRV - DFO downplays PRV: Alex Morton says: "On February 4, 2019, I won a Federal Court ruling that DFO's refusal to screen farm salmon for the virus PRV is unlawful. Three days later, DFO made a reckless announcement that PRV is not harming Fraser sockeye salmon. Scientists involved are outraged and don't support this conclusion. Meanwhile the majority of sockeye in the upper Fraser, which are infected with this Norwegian virus, were officially at imminent risk of extinction. Someone needs to be tracking this virus as it is spreading through BC waters." The other thing is that PRV has been shown to cause HSMI in Norway, and jaundice/anemia in BC chinook. But DFO is using the sadly lacking excuse that PRV has not been shown to cause HSMI in BC, as in, it may be HSMI anywhere else in the world, but not here. Hold on, the Kibenge paper below, 155, says it is associated with HSMI in BC, and has links to papers. See the image half way down his article.

157. Illegal Fishing - China is worst:

156. Fake Science - new report: PRV causes no harm to wild salmon, DFO:

155. Diseases - Emerging Viruses in Aquaculture - Kibenge, 2018:

154. Wild Salmon Decline - BC:

153. PRV - fish need to be tested, BC:

152. PRV - fish need to be tested, BC:

151. Disease - PRV report to come, BC:

150. Monitoring Program Needed - Scotland fish farms:

149. Regulations Needed - Scotland fish farms:

148. Salmon Farming Debate - Scotland, parliament:

147. MSC Problems - "Its proposals aim to "improve confidence that the MSC fisheries standard is being applied consistently", it said. The consultations focus on three components of the MSC’s fisheries certification process: conditions, addressing disagreement and expedited audits."

146. Escape - Huon, Australia, kingfish:

145. Boom - China imports $1.36B crustaceans. All seafood imports up 44% to $11.9B:

144. PRV - DFO Minister loses case, must test farmed fish for PRV. Thank you Alex Morton and Ecojustice:

143. Arrests - China, fraud, smuggling, tax evasion:

142. Boom - ADM completes $1.8B deal for Neovia:

141. Violent Criminality Links - Chechen:

140. Largest Salmon Escapes in History:

139. Underwater Sewage Farm - Cuna Del Mar backed red snapper:

138. Escape - Ventisqueros, 28,660 salmon, Chile:

137. Iron Fist First Nations - Mirimachi:

136. Boom - the acquisitive Cooke grows even larger, picking up Seajoy:

135. Fish Feed Hits 40M MT - that's a lot of dead fish:

134. State Scrutiny of Fish Farms - WA, Cooke:

133. Debate on New Fish Farm Report - Scotland, govt:

132. Offshore Farms - USA, new legislation:

130. Executives Jumping Firm to Firm - SalMar:

129. Acquisitive Industry - Iceland,'tidal wave':

128. Mislabeling - don't get duped:

127. Mislabeling Farmed Salmon as Wild - up to 43%:

126. Mislabeling - USA:

125. Bust - pangasius competition brought down catfish farmer in USA:

124. Boom - Tassal plans huge increase in shrimp from $26.1M purchase: Govt, like in CDN, trumpets the industry: "The state's minister for agricultural industry development and fisheries, Mark Furner, said it was his "vision to see Queensland become a world leader in aquaculture, and projects like this one are an important step in making that happen"."

123. Escape - Ventisqueros, 26,830 fish, but Chilean government has not confirmed the company's number:

122. Heat Wave Could Kill - salmon, NZ:

121. Salmon Production Missed Mark - Norway, due to cold winter, lice :

120. Trial to Proceed - Pescanova:

119. Deputy Sues 'Codfather' - on-going debacle, USA east coast:

118. Chemicals Found Around Farms - Scotland: "The scientists analysed 302 chemical samples from 93 sample stations for emamectin benzoate [SLICE] and another anti-lice compound, Teflubenzuron, last used in 2013. The medicines were detected in 98% and 46% of samples respectively, with residues more widely spread in the environment around fish farms than had previously been found."

117. Arrest - Dalian firm boss, smuggling, China:

116. Acquisitive Industry - Agrosuper, Chile will take six months to gobble up its purchases, $850M, and become the second largest farmed salmon company in the world, after Mowi;

115. Price Fixing Price is $20M - StarKist will pay to Walmart:

114. Fish Counters to Close - UK, Tesco, 15,000 job losses:

113. 'Fake News' - US salmon market, consumers don't like farmed salmon, so to Norway this is 'fake news':

112. Millions of Fish Killed - Leroy, Norway, fire, 2.6M smolts, employee missing:

111. Ministers On Aquaculture Act - DFO, NB give citizens the opposite of what they want, which is putting fish farms on land:

110. Antibiotics in Aquaculture - UK trying to eliminate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and eliminate use of antibiotics:

109. Heatwave Could Kill Salmon - NZ fish farms:

108. Offshore Farm - Estonian firm Avamere Kalakasvatus wants to build another off-shore farm, rainbow trout:

107. Escape - SalMar, offshore Ocean Farm 1. This is a serious issue as offshore farms cause megapollution and have mega-numbers of salmon compared with an in-ocean, on-shore farm:

106. 10 Fish Farms to Come out of Water - Mowi (MH), Broughton, BC:

105. Indigenous Sue Canada Over In-ocean Fish Farms - APTN:

104. Put Polluters in Jail - BC citizens say in poll:

103. Escapes? - net tear for Arnarlax, Iceland, could mean fish escaped:

102. More Young's Debacle - UK, Bird's Eye shares drop:

101. 50 Workers to Lose Jobs - Young's, UK, Scotland, due to automation of processing, Waitrose plant:

100. Mass Vaccinations - tilapia, lake, Ghana:

99. Jail Time for Environmental Violations - Chile:

98. Bankruptcy - Seaman Seafood, Norway, processing regs a problem;

97. Offshore Farm - offshore is a pollution problem, in China, Deep Blue No. 1, the farm is 130 miles offshore:

96. Humans Not Needed - Loch Duart, Scotland, automated feed barge. Where are those jobs that fish farms are always trumpeting about? See: It says the barge won't need labour: ""which provide reliable, efficient and less labor-intensive means of delivering sustainably-sourced feed" to the farm’s salmon."

95. Non Transparent - Mowi, Chile, doesn't want to have to disclose antibiotics, has appealed to the highest court:

94. Workers Laid Off - Young's, UK plant closed. 450 full time employees plus 350 seasonal employees, Pinney's plant, so 800 workers laid off:

93. 10 Farms to Close - Mowi (MH) says it will close 10 farms in the Broughton Archipelago, BC: On the other hand, it is looking to start farms in other areas.

92. Boom - Agrosuper to become the second biggest fish farm company in the world, behind Mowi (Marine Harvest) after gobbling up Friosur, AquaChile and Salmones Magallanes:

91. Back Offshore - Norway, Alsted backs the pollution of offshore, and onshore:

90. Boom - Russia, Gidrostroy, pollock processor:

89. Huge Ocean Warming - Stab, bad news: This is the link to the study: Here is the date: Science  11 Jan 2019: Vol. 363, Issue 6423, pp. 128-129 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav761.

88. Boom - global salmon demand will outstrip supply in 2019:

87. Fish Free Oil - contest:

86. Ocean Acidification Threat - UK:

85. Salmon In Trouble from New Protein Sources - Rabobank

84. Feed Barge Sinks - Scotland, 170mt of feed and 1000l of diesel:

83. Fish Farm Rejected - Chile, Inversione Pelicano, 1560mt:

82. No Farm Zone - 16 km between farms for lice and other reasons, modelling, Norway. This post is on a site dedicated to live problems:

81. Disease - science, ISA, Sire Vike, a whole list of papers:

80. Court Case - BC, Dzawada’enuzw take feds to court, The Narwhal:

79. Disease - listeria, NZ King Salmon:

78. Disease - Norway, pancreatic disease, Mowi/Marine Harvest:

77. MSC Inquiry - UK, independent, the standard:

76. Bust - South Korean pollock, big decline, bans fishery:

75. Boom - US salmon imports hit $4B in 2018:

74. Offshore Allows Farmers to Avoid Environmental Problems - Norway, report on challenges:

73. Brexit No Deal Bad for Fish Farmers - Norwegian, Asian firms:

72. First Nations Sue Feds - over fish farms, Canada, BC, Broughton, Kingcome:

71. Brexit Could Hit Fish Farms - Scotland:

70. Mega Pollution - SalMar's, Ocean Farm 1, or, the newer Smart Fish Farm to come, puts out the pollution of six fish farms, as it contains 3M salmon. The world does not need ocean pollution on a grand scale. We're not keeping up with climate change, and should destroy the ocean:

69. 4 Year Prison Term - falsely labeling crab, $4.3M, Virginia:

68. Polluting Fish Farms Reined In - China: "Data collated by Aquaculture Wealth: Seafood, an industry publication, shows China's anti-pollution drive has been vast in scale; 300,000 cages and 2.4 million mu of farms with net pens -- equivalent to 160,000 hectares -- have been removed. Seemingly no region has been spared."

67. Oligopolies - the big mergers and acquisitions of 2019, Cooke, Iberconsa, and others:

66. Salmon Deaths - 20% NZ King salmon, wants to farm in the open ocean:

65. Krill Carnage - Antarctica, Rimfrost:

64. Boom - record sales, shrimp, Ecuador to China:

63. Disease - norovirus, Ireland:

62. Shrimp Exports Struggle - India:

61. Disease - Scotland, huge research project:

60. Mergers and Acquisitions, 2019 - big ones to watch for, oligopolies:

59. DFO Refuses Disease Testing - BC, won't allow Broughton Archipelago First Nations to use DFO labs for tests for, among others, PRV:

58. First Nation Sues Feds - BC, Dzawada'enuxw, to get fish farm licences out of Kingcome Inlet,

57. Prison Term Appealed - tax fraud, Ventola, National Fish, pays $1.07M restitution, $75,000 fine:

56. Disease - gill disease prompts 3.5M pounds program, Scotland:

55. Huge Sea Lice Problem - prompts record grants to address problem in Norway:

54. Commercial Fishers Against Offshore Fish Farms - USA, 3 to 200 miles offshore:

53. Court Case - Indigenous, Kingcome Inlet take DFO to court over fish farms:

52. Boom - Norway ships a record $11.5B in seafood n 2018:

51. Fishers Against Fish Farms - USA:

50. Disease - listeria, Marine Harvest, now Mowi, salmon from Scotland this time;

49. Disease - listeria, Norwegian salmon to Spain:

48. Boom - $172M pangasius project in Vietnam, Navico:

47. 10- to 20-% Salmon Die - from smolt to adult, in-ocean:

46. Boom - Chile exceeds $5B salmon exports for first time:

45. Omega-3s, No Effect? - Norway:

44. Disease - SRS - Chile, Cermaq spends big bucks for vaccine. Fish farmers spend more than $700M annually for florifenicol and oxytetracycline, the latter a human antibiotic and one we don't want bacteria to form a resistance to:

43. Fishermen Against Fish Farms - USA:

42. 127 Mergers and Acquisitions - 2018

41. Escapes - Big Fine: $1.2M, Chile Ventisqueros (760,000 Euros):

40. Pen Concepts Rejected - Royal Norway Salmon:

39. Boom - Chile, salmon to increase 20% in 2019:

38. Stringent Water Regulations - WA, until Cooke closes in 2022:

37. Plea for On-land - NL, faced with Placentia Bay mega-sewage fish farm. Notes problems in Scotland, WA, and moving to land in BC:

36. Forage Fish Decimation - Peru, anchovetta, 540,000t:

35. Oligopoly - Chile, government policy is making for consolidation, Agrosuper, for instance:

34. Boom - processing up 50% in Russian, Nurebo:

33. Boom - Multiexport, Blumar to build 50,000mt processing plant, Chile:

32. Fake Awards - one of the problems with fish farms is that they award themselves awards that they set up and control. Fake awards: For example: we became the first salmon producer in the UK to be awarded 2-star Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification for all our marine and processing sites, demonstrating our commitment to environmental stewardship. The world’s most comprehensive third-party aquaculture certification programme, BAP is administered by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and is compliant with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) and Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)."

The BAPs were set up by the industry. The GAA, is an industry set up group, administers the fake BAPs:  Look at all the members, all seafood  businesses. The GFSI came about after large, negative food problems, note that the BAPS are compliant: The GSCP is a UN related body. Note that the BAPs are 'compliant' with all the following bodies.

31. Fish Farms Regroup - Northwest Aquaculture Association to include Or, Montana, Idaho, WA, BC and thinks it can grow in WA, even though it has been phased out by 2025. Typical:

30. Boom - 20% more salmon in 2018, Chile:

29. Undercooked Shrimp - recalled, Kroger:

28. Costs Rise - in-ocean 5% in Norway, cutting into profits, making on-land cheaper:

27. Cold Kills Pangasius, Tilapia - China:

26. Sashimi Royal wins ASC - Danish yellowtail kingfish, on land:

25. Escape - 25,000 fish, Marine Harvest, Scotland:

24. Disease - PD, a different variant, Norway, Marine Harvest:

23. Escape - Chile, Ventisqueros, 129,000 fish:

22. Lawsuit - Chilean fishermen sue Marine Harvest over its 690,000 fish escape:

21. Concepts Rejected - Norway Royal Salmon and other firms, plans not innovative;

20. Boom - India state, Gujarat, plans massive shrimp increase:

19. Illegal Fishing - lobster, Massachusetts:

18. Mergers and Acquisitions - the big get bigger, anti-competitive, in fish farms/seafood in 2018: "To say there were a lot of mergers and acquisitions in 2018 would be an understatement. Undercurrent identified 127 deals, up from 117 in 2017 and 102 in 2016. The fourth quarter of 2018 alone saw 42 deals, the most since we started tracking in January 2015. The joint second-highest quarter for deals was Q3 of last year when we recorded 34, the same as in Q4 of 2017."

17. Escape - SalMar, offshore Salmon Farm 1:

16. Disease - ISA, Cermaq, Chile, results in rush harvest:

15. Fish Farm Spin - Feed, they don't think algae or maggot feed should be seen as more sustainable than the forage fish they have trashed for decades:

14. Boom - huge pelagic catches for fishmeal, Norway;

13. Boom - PE firm makes $3B purchase of Quirch, USA:

12. Boom - Ecuador ships 500,000t of shrimp: Tenfold increase to China, total sales exceed $500 million.

11. Environmental Damage - Atlantic Canada:,

10. *Cancer, Sterility from Eating Farmed Salmon - Norway: Google translate, from Alex Morton:

9. Boom - Iberconsa buys Valestro vessels, eyes others:

8.Blood Water, PRV Flowing - BC, Tofino, fish processing effluent:

7. DFO Against Wild Salmon - BC, DFO is busy trying to find that fish farms don't harm wild salmon, an outcome of the Cohen Commission, saying they need to remove fish farms by 2020 if they can't prove minimal damage. Living Oceans nails this one: "DFO’s aquaculture scientists have been busy trying to establish that the farms cause “no more than minimal harm”; while at the same time, the Department is a partner in the Strategic Salmon Health initiative led by Dr. Kristi Miller Saunders. Dr. Miller’s team is finding the reverse: viruses from salmon farms do infect Pacific salmon and the result can be deadly. The virus PRV, introduced from Norway, causes the red blood cells of Chinook salmon to rupture." See:

6. Farms to Close in BC - Marine Harvest, Cermaq:

5. Chemicals Harmful to Crustaceans - SLICE, peroxide, Teflubenzuron, Ireland study:

4. Excuses for PRV - Disease, Benchmark the supplier to Cooke, in WA, that has to destroy 800,000 fry it got as eggs offers up an endless list of excuses and out right falsehoods, rather than accept that they supplied PRV eggs:

3. Escape! Escape! - Marine Harvest, Scotland, 24,572 fish, in a storm:

2. Diseases - in farmed fish, eggs, fry:

1. Bankruptcy? - China Fishery Group, Peruvian anchovy operations, part of Pac Andes: