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Marine Harvest 2012 Annual Report shows significantly increasing lice levels, fish disease and escapes

Marine Harvest 2012 Annual Report shows significantly increasing lice levels, fish disease and escapes

Marine Harvest 2012 Annual Report shows significantly increasing lice levels, fish disease and escapes According to figures contained in the Marine Harvest Ireland annual Report, excedence of the permitted level of sea lice tripled in the last year, with average monthly excedences given by the company at 20%. Irish figures from the Marine institute confirm … Continue reading

Irish Examiner, Letter to the Editor, 18 March 2013: Crazy to label farmed salmon as ‘organic’

Irish Examiner, Letter to the Editor, 18 March 2013: Crazy to label farmed salmon as ‘organic’

Crazy to label farmed salmon as ‘organic’ Monday, March 18, 2013 Is the labelling of farmed salmon “organic” a market ploy to hoodwink consumers? The ongoing debate between Alaskan fishermen and the American Department of Agriculture is interesting. The department says that salmon caught in the wild cannot be labelled “organic” as they are migratory … Continue reading

Why organic salmon is causing a nasty smell

Why organic salmon is causing a nasty smell

What’s the difference between organic farmed salmon and the much-demonised variety that’s kept in cages, stuffed with colours and pesticides, doomed to swim in its own faeces and prematurely slaughtered? Surprisingly little, discovers Joanna Blythman. I’m eyeing up a fillet of farmed Scottish organic salmon and, to be honest, it doesn’t look too enticing. Its … Continue reading

£17m Loss Threatens the Salmon Industry.

£17m Loss Threatens the Salmon Industry.

Scotland’s lucrative salmon industry is facing a multi-million-pound threat from a parasitic disease outbreak, experts have warned. Worried fishermen said the spread of the disease in farms has seen hundreds of tons of fish being killed. There are fears a recent outbreak of the parasite could have cost the industry as much as £17million. Some … Continue reading

Organic Farmed Salmon – not the Healthy Choice

Who is challenging Marine Harvest and the Aquaculture Lobbies on their misguided and possible dangerous advertising ? By Brendan O’Keeffe MD CCD[ISCD] Mr Maguire of BIM used similiar talking points when criticizing  Dr. Roderick O’Sullivan’s article on farmed salmon in Inshore-Ireland. Mr. Maguire said  “We don’t use  hormones, GM or X-rays”. However many of the eighteen chemicals they use … Continue reading

Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon

Another fatal nail in the coffin for wild salmon

In the autumn of 1984, a new disease was observed in Atlantic salmon being farmed along the southwest coast of Norway. The disease, which was named Infectious salmon anemia, spread slowly. ISAV, a RNA virus, is the only species in the genus “Isavirus” which is in the family Orthomyxoviridae, it appears to be most like … Continue reading