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‘Environmental Nightmare’ After Thousands Of Atlantic Salmon Escape Fish Farm

  A cascade of ecosystem effects believed to be caused by high tides… Commercial fishing boats are scrambling to catch as many Atlantic salmon as they can after a net pen broke near Washington’s Cypress Island. Fishers reported thousands of the non-native fish jumping in the water or washing ashore. A fish farm’s net pen […]

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Many Of California’s Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century

  Further impacts of climate change and industrialized agriculture… Wild Chinook salmon, probably the most prized seafood item on the West Coast, could all but vanish from California within a hundred years, according to a report released Tuesday. The authors, with the University of California, Davis, and the conservation group California Trout, name climate change, […]

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Native Americans Caught Salmon Here For Millennia. Now The World Is Hooked.

  On salmon fishing along the Columbia River… Out in the middle of nowhere, people look out for one another. That fact is especially evident in the boonies of southern Washington as you cut east along the Columbia River in the company of “Sockeye” Suzy Lumley. If you come across her, don’t be surprised if […]

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Genetically Engineered Salmon Cleared for Consumption

Federal regulators on Thursday approved a genetically engineered salmon as fit for consumption, making it the first genetically altered animal to be cleared for American supermarkets and dinner tables. The approval by the Food and Drug Administration caps a long struggle for AquaBounty Technologies, a small company that first approached the F.D.A. about approval in the 1990s. The agency […]

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Environmental Groups Worry GM Salmon Could Alter the Environment

For more than two decades, the Massachusetts-based company AquaBounty has been developing a genetically modified salmon that cuts the production cycle of market-weight salmon in half, from 32 to 36 months to a much shorter span of 16 to 18 months. The super salmon are produced using a Chinook salmon growth hormone gene and a gene from […]

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Fish For Thought: Eat a Wild Fish, Save a Fisherman

Last month, to little fanfare, a thinktank called the Earth Policy Institute announced that humankind is on the verge of crossing a remarkable threshold: For the first time in history, we’ll soon be eating more farmed fish than wild-caught seafood. American eaters are notoriously disconnected from our seafood’s origins, which is why McDonald’s can get […]

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Mislabeled Fish: So What Are You Eating, Really?

Trust salmon, maybe red snapper, but not canned tuna. These are the lessons a nervous seafood eater could glean from a new study by the marine-life advocacy group Oceana. A whopping 87 percent of red snapper and 84 percent of canned “white” tuna tested was found to be mislabeled, the study found. To read more click […]

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