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Salmon

How our growing appetite for salmon is devastating coastal communities in Peru

Andrew Wasley and Jim Wickens

1st December 2008

The coast of Peru is being blighted by a fishmeal industry that's sprung up to satisfy the West’s voracious appetite for salmon – now marine life, human health and whole ecosystems are paying the price. Andrew Wasley and Jim Wickens report more...
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Warning as infectious salmon disease spreads from Europe's fish farms to Canada

Anna Taylor

15th December, 2011

Discovery of the deadly salmon virus Infectious Salmon Anaemia in Canada is just latest likely example of disease spreading to wild fish stocks from the world's mega fish farms more...
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Salmon farm threatens Scottish island of Eigg's green credentials

Kathrine Anker

26th September, 2011

The Isle of Eigg has won prizes for its use of renewable energy resources. But a proposed fish farm could ruin the eco-friendly reputation that the small island community has worked so hard to obtain, and the tourist appeal that comes with it more...
Hugh's fish fight

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tackles farmed salmon feed controversy

Tom Levitt

11th January, 2011

Channel 4 series will look at ecological cost of producing millions of tonnes of fishmeal for Scottish salmon farms - first revealed by the Ecologist back in 2008 more...
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UK and USA retailers join boycott against Alaska's 'dirty gold'

Tom Levitt

3rd November, 2010

Leading jewellery outlets including Fraser Hart, Tiffany & Co and Beaverbrooks say they won't use gold from London-based Anglo America's proposed mine in the Alaskan wilderness more...

Fishing and the environment: why the two are inextricably linked

Robert MacDougall-Davis

15th October, 2010

Anglers may set out to hunt fish - for fun or food - but they are also some of greatest protectors of aquatic environments, argues Robert MacDougall-Davis more...
Shooting seals is still legal

Fish farmers in Scotland killing estimated 2,000 seals a year

Emily Shelton

28th September, 2010

Campaigners warn legislation to protect seals is ‘no where near tight enough’ as industry initiative attempts to find alternatives to shooting

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US delays approval for fast-growing GM salmon

The Ecologist

22nd September, 2010

Campaigners say approval for the genetically modified salmon would carry 'great risk' and pave the way for more GM animals to enter the market more...
Alaskan sockeye salmon

Protecting wild salmon from pollution

Laura Sevier

16th July, 2009

Alaska's long-standing wild salmon-fishing industry could be under threat from large-scale mining development more...
Fish farm

Can salmon farming be sustainable?

Emma Bocking

20th October, 2009

Salmon farming is renowned for its local environmental pollution, but now some fish farmers are starting to look at fish waste as an untapped resource more...
Behind the Label tinned tuna

Half of all fish eaten is now farm-reared

Ecologist

8th September, 2009

Rising consumer demand for fish with large quantities of omega-3 fatty acid is putting a strain on marine ecosystem more...
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To farm or to fish - does aquaculture have the answer?

Matilda Lee

3rd March, 2009

Our oceans are suffering from chronic overfishing - but are fish farms any better for the environment? Matilda Lee weighs up the piscine pros and cons in the battle to save world stocks from collapse. more...

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After the Gold Rush

Charles Clover

1st December, 2004

The biggest and most indiscriminate killers of wildlife on the planet, commercial fishing fleets have brought us to the edge of a maritime ecological disaster, with fish stocks facing extinction all around the world.
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Who needs a traditional fishmonger?

Joanna Blythman

1st September, 2004

Lying on tilted beds of glistening ice, fish from around the world gaze unblinkingly at bored supermarket shoppers. Red snappers, ‘air freighted for freshness’ from the Indian Ocean; Chilean seabass ‘previously frozen’ from the Southern Atlantic; Farmed salmon from the Isles of Scotland; exotic, seemingly abundant fresh fish. more...
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Bush ruling threatens US salmon’s survival

Chris Floyd

8th July, 2004

In May the Bush administration struck another blow against the US’s crumbling environmental protections with a ruling that allows hatchery fish to be counted along with wild fish in determining the protection status of salmon in accordance with the US’s Endangered Species Act (ESA). more...

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