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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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Wild salmon, not fish farms

Times Colonist July 18, 2009 By Mike Price It is ironic that Clare Backman (“Salmon farms, wild fish can co-exist,” July 14) describes the connection between repetitive communication and personal belief. It is this very technique that salmon-farm companies have employed

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Seeing is Believing

Juvenile sockeye infected with sea lice as they migrate past fish farms in the Discovery Islands

A personal understanding of the places we are trying to protect is requisite for working as a Raincoaster. In this spirit, members of our salmon aquaculture team climbed aboard the SV Achiever last month and embarked on a journey of the Great Bear Rainforest. Under the wing of Alexandra Morton, we skirted the shores of […]

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