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Raincoast speaks for salmon

Fall 2009 news coverage, letters and articles voicing our concerns for wild salmon. Times Colonist, October 4, 2009 Letter to Minister, Sept 16, 2009 Notes from the Field: Sept 11, 2009 Times Colonist, Sept 9, 2009 Seaside Times, September 05, 2009 Times Colonist, August 29, 2009 Globe & Mail, August 19, 2009

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Sea lice a drag on their hosts

Biologist suggests the parasites could reduce salmon survival rates By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, September 9, 2009 Try swimming in the Pacific Ocean wearing a backpack, and that might hint at difficulties faced by juvenile salmon when sea lice are hitching a ride, according to conservation biologist Michael Price.

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Salmon farmers have earned suspicion

by Mike Price Times Colonist August 29, 2009 Raincoast Conservation agrees with Clare Backman that caution should be used before laying blame for the Fraser River sockeye collapse on salmon farms (“Don’t blame fish farms for sockeye decline,” Aug. 27).

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Fraser Sockeye: Scale of sea-lice problem?

by Mike Price Globe and Mail, Aug. 19, 2009 Paul Sprout, of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, writes that sea lice from fish farms are not the explanation for this year’s crash of Fraser River sockeye (Fishing For Answers – letters, Aug. 15). How can anyone make such a conclusive statement at this juncture?

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