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Atlantic Salmon Genome Mapping to Aid Conservation

As fish populations are threatened for a variety of reasons (overfishing, climate change, river diversions, etc.), scientists hope genome mapping of Atlantic salmon will “serve as a public resource for use in managing fish stocks and breeding programs”.  Canada, Chile, and Norway are partnering on this project, and the final results will “create a reference […]

December 10th

40,000 Atlantic Salmon Escape Canadian Fish Farm Into the Pacific

From disease to pollution, farm raised fish have drawn a multitude of criticisms from environmentalists who predict an “eco disaster” from such practices. Most often, fish farming is criticized for its overuse of antibiotics and how the drugs eventually end up in native marine environments.  In addition, farm raised fish often escape into native populations, […]

October 27th