Wednesday, February 11, 2009

News from the ASF about Farm Salmon

Colfords Atlantic Salmon Fishing.

Feb 11th 2009, I just received this news letter from the Miramichi Salmon Federation and wanted everyone to have a look. For more information please go to there web site at the below link.

News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF)

In the past week, there have been significant happenings regarding the governance of the aquaculture industry and the need to better protect wild salmon from salmon farming impacts.

A decision by the BC Supreme Court that the province did not have the right to manage aquaculture, and had 12 months to oversee the transfer jurisdiction back to the Federal government, will have repercussions for east coast salmon aquaculture operations. This judgement that determined that the BC provincial government does not have the authority to regulate fish farming or sign MOUs will set a precedent that will cascade across the country.

To read more on this judgement, go to: