A report has issued an urgent warning on the spread of drug resistance (anti-microbial resistance, AMR) from animal to human pathogens. It identifies aquaculture as a major source worldwide. Aquaculture (fish farming) is an under-appreciated source of AMR, and as global citizens we can … Continue reading OPINION: Antibiotics in fish farming create resistance and are an animal welfare disaster – but there are solutions.
Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture – From idea to Consolidation.Originally published in “The Atlantic Canada Great Ideas Exchange” at The Georgetown Conference. Today, the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry stirs great emotion and opposition. But when originally conceived it was seen as a … Continue reading MORE ON AQUACULTURE – How it all began in the Bay of Fundy
The current massive aquaculture operations along the east coast of Canada and the US … as well as elsewhere … had humble beginnings at Deer Island, New Brunswick. This video show some scenes from the very beginning during the period … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – AQUACULTURE IN THE BEGINNING 1978 – 1980
Early involvement in the aquaculture industry, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and several environmental non- profits, led to the accumulation of historical information on the introduction of non-native strains of Atlantic salmon as well as other species of fish, into virtually … Continue reading ISSUE: FOREIGN FISH INTRODUCTIONS: Let he who is without sin ….
By JUSTINE E. HAUSHEER JANUARY 21, 2019 Rappahannock Oyster Co in Topping, Virginia. Photo © Jason Houston Nets of diseased, lice-ridden salmon. Escapee fish polluting the gene pools of wild populations. Miles of mangroves bulldozed to build shrimp farms. Aquaculture … Continue reading ISSUES: Aquaculture Could Be Conservation’s Secret Weapon – Before you lose it … read it!
FROM – Sustainable Ancient Aquaculture – National Geographic Society (blogs) Lessons We Can Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology Use plant-based feeds instead of wild fish; Use integrated polyculture practices such as IMTA; Reduce nitrogen and chemical pollution through multi-trophic aquaculture; … Continue reading ISSUES: Lessons We Need to Learn from Ancient Aquaculture Technology
This interesting article discusses a tracking device found on Deer Island and the unique use it is put to trying to determine the location and movements of native Atlantic salmon stocks. As interesting as it is, there are serious questions … Continue reading ISSUES: Article on Tracking Native Salmon with Special Devices.
There are lots of opinions about aquaculture today, but way back when the first site was tried out in the Bay of Fundy over 40 years ago, it’s success was thought to have all sorts of potentially positive benefits that … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Taming the Leaper – Aquaculture in 1980s
My early involvement in the aquaculture industry, the Atlantic Salmon Federation and several environmental non-profits, led to the accumulation of historical information on the introduction of non-native strains of Atlantic salmon as well as other species of fish, into virtually … Continue reading ISSUES: Guess what organizations negatively impacted Atlantic salmon for over 150 years? Now it’s poison they plan to use!
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus On April 22, 2008, Joyce Morrell of Campobello sent around a photo of a single drake at Head Harbour Light House. This reminded me of a very short story about one of the most beautiful of the … Continue reading BIRDS: Can the beautiful Harlequin Duck stall development in the Bay of Fundy?
Tuesday, 3 September 2019 Lisa Jackson CFIA approves Oreka Solutions’ black soldier fly larvae as a protein ingredient in aquafeed You may want to swat ‘em or zap ‘em around your house, but when it comes to fish feed, protein-packed … Continue reading AQUACULTURE: Canada opens the door for insect-based feed companies