See the original article: https://www.nrk.no/dokumentar/xl/henlagt-fordi-alle-gjor-det-1.13218862.
Note that Are Nylund, OIE, scientist in Norway has been on the record saying he is shocked that peroxide from wellboats would be dumped at sea.
Now, a Google translate version of the 10/11/2016 article on trying to charge Marine Harvest, et al:
' MARINE HARVEST SEA LICE TREATMENT DUMPING CASE: DISMISSED BY POLICE BECAUSE EVERYBODY DOES IT
- Before, we knew where they had their fish farms, so we did not shrimp there. But we had other shrimping areas.
But when they started with well boats to treat the farmed fish (with
hydrogen peroxide), we lost those places as well, says shrimp fisherman.
One year after he notified the police they have dropped the case, although they say that the law really was broken at the time.
Initially, this was in my opinion that this was an offense covered by
the Pollution Control Act. But it is done openly by many players in the
aquaculture industry and the appropriate authorities are aware of it. It
was therefore not appropriate to apply a single corporate penalty and
the matter was, for this reason, dismissed, said police lawyer Amund
Sand Trøndelag Police District.
He says that shrimp
fields were previously like gold mines, with more than enough resources
for a large shrimp fleet to take off in the district.
he finds that it is becoming increasingly less shrimp in the area. Some
shrimp fields are as good as gone. He puts the Blame on aquaculture and
the use of chemical delousing agents.
used for bath treatment in the aquaculture industry in Norway (and
abroad) is hydrogen peroxide, azamethiphos, Deltamethrin and
Research has shown that shrimp are
significantly more sensitive to the combination of these chemicals than
when the drugs are given separately. Other species (non-target
organisms) can be affected in several kilometers away, even as long as
24 hours after discharge.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) warns specifically against combination use.
the last 5-6 years, the use of chemicals to kill lice has exploded in
Norway... In 2009, only 308 tonnes of active substance used by this
drug. In 2015, consumption increased to 43,246 tons.
[Let me add that this is an increase of 14,041 % in five to sis years. This is an astronomical increase to try to kill lice. The straight forward solution is to get out of the water and set up on land, where there are no lice.]
- They do not have a discharge permit
is the use of well boats to remove sea lice that has shrimp fisherman
Larsen particularly worried in recent years... Where Larsen would trawl
for shrimp in the area north of the island Leka in Nord-Trondelag...he
saw a well boat circling around the area to dump the lice treatment
The wellboat came from Marine Harvest's
fish farms at Stein Fles, outside Leka. Larsen, who repeatedly had
experienced similar situations elsewhere along the coast, was provoked.
Along with farming critic Roald Dahl jr. cited the Marine Harvest farm and the wellboat company Rostein AS.
- We cited them because they had no discharge permit, said shrimp fisherman.
- Wellboat processed fish for sea lice was with hydrogen peroxide, confirms CEO Aarskog from Marine Harvest.
Director of Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company,
shows that well boats dumped hydrogen peroxide over shrimp fields Larsen
- We and the wellboat company were reported
for allegedly dumping hydrogen peroxide on an illegal place. But the
case was dismissed, says CEO Aarskog.
Shrimp had lost roe
four years ago...in the field he usually got 4-500 kg shrimp in after
five hours of trawling, after the well boat was finished he got only 20
kg of shrimp.
- Then I saw that female shrimp in the catch had lost roe. This should not happen at this time of the year, says Larsen.
He resolved to send some of the shrimp into the IMR, in the hope that they could find out what was wrong.
Tor Inge Larsen is not the only one I've talked to. I have talked with
several shrimp fishermen who are worried about the shrimp stocks along
the coast, says researcher Gold Borg Søvik at IMR in Bergen.
She found out that something was not right with the shrimp that Larsen had sent her.
In late November shrimp will carry roe. Ten of the shrimp I followed
had little roe, while 34 had released all roe, says Søvik.
- If it occurs over large areas, it can have an impact on next year's crop of shrimp, the researcher ...
I have not delivered the shrimp to the factory this year. I've just had
enough to sell shrimp on the pier and bait to local fishermen. Shrimp
is the favorite dish of wild fish. They will struggle when the shrimp
disappear, believes Larsen.
He points out that not
only is hydrogen peroxide dumped by well boats in the ocean. Also other
chemicals used for delousing. Most he fears the so-called combination
use; when more treatments are used simultaneously in delousing and then
dumped into the sea.'
So, peroxide is safe is it, DFO? Why not use cypermethrin, too? Oh, you say, that Cooke Aquaculture was fined half a million dollars for using that for two years... before you caught up with them. Hmm. Why not just use cyanide?
Please excuse me for my transgression in this Trump era. On the other hand, cyanide is cheap.