CAAR in the News

May 19, 2011 | The Tyee
CAAR’s Michelle Young discusses Mainstream Canada’s tenure application for a new net-cage salmon farm in the Clayquot Biosphere Reserve near Meares Island.

May 13, 2011 | The Courier Islander
CAAR members visit the AgriMarine floating closed containment Chinook salmon farm in Campbell River, calls the project an important step forward for BC’s aquaculture industry.

February 02, 2011 | Green Space
Catherine Stewart comments on the BC Salmon Farmer’s Association new $1.5 million advertising campaign as a reflection of the concern the public has about the impacts of salmon farming.


November 25, 2010 | FIS Canada | DFO recognises potential of closed containment methods
David Lane and Catherine Stewart are quoted in an article covering DFO’s new report, the Feasibility Study of Closed-Containment Options for the British Columbia Aquaculture Industry. The report discusses the economic viability of closed containment for salmon aquaculture and advocates for the construction of a pilot scale or demonstration system. Read more»

October 12, 2010 | A Channel | Salmon farmers reject new studies
The two studies were published online at the Journal of Applied Ecology and according to Craig Orr, Excecutive Director of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, clearly show that salmon farms impact wild fish. Orr said that regulators need to admit the farms have an impact, something they have been reluctant to do at this point. Read more»

September 01, 2010 | FIS Canada | Proposed organic aquaculture standards opposed
Shauna MacKinnon of Living Oceans Society discusses her opposition to the Canadian government’s proposed “organic” aquaculture standards. “The use of antibiotics and chemicals and the acceptance of conventional practices that we know are harming wild salmon and the marine ecosystem is completely contrary to organic principles and what consumers have come to expect when choosing organic.” Read More»

August 18, 2010 | Courier Islander | No one is guarding the chicken coop
Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society discusses the draft regulations for the management of aquaculture in BC and how DFO has not prioritized its mandate to protect wild fish and is instead creating the conditions that allow for net-cage salmon aquaculture expansion rather than encouraging the transition to closed containment technology. Read more»

June 10, 2010 | Deconstructing Dinner | Farmed salmon arrive in Ottawa
Craig Orr of Watershed Watch Salmon Society joins a discussion on sea lice drug resistance as part of an ongoing series “Norway, British Columbia,”which examines the salmon farming industry on BC’s coast. Read more»

May 22, 2010 | Green Muze | The future of fish farming
Ruby Berry of Georgia Strait Alliance writes about the future of fish farming in BC. Read more»

May 3, 2010 | CKPG News | Salmon petition
Michelle Young of Georgia Strait Alliance delivers a petition to the DFO office asking that five farms be removed from the Wild Salmon Narrows. Read more»


December 30, 2009 | The Georgia Straight
Craig Orr of Watershed Watch Salmon Society discusses the need for urgent action to save BC’s sockeye salmon

November 27, 2009 | Radio Ecoshock
Listen to Living Oceans Society’s Catherine Stewart talk about how current salmon aquaculture practices are pushing out sustainable wild salmon stocks in the second half of this radio show.

July 16, 2009 | CJLY Kootenay Co-op Radio “Deconstructing Dinner”
Listen to Living Oceans Society’s Markets Campaigner Shauna MacKinnon talk about the problems with certifying farmed salmon as organic.

Catch the entire “Norway, British Columbia” series here.

June 22, 2009 | TheCourier-Islander
Georgia Strait Alliance’s Ruby Berry speaks about the costs to wild salmon from the SRD re-zoning for a massive new fish farm at Gunner Point.

June 16, 2009 | Vancouver 24 Hours
CAAR calls for complete closure of five salmon farms in the Wild Salmon Narrows

May, 2009 | The World Fishing Network
Jay Ritchlin, Director of the marine and freshwater conservation program at the David Suzuki Foundation talks about proper aquaculture management.

April 22, 2009 | The Globe and Mail
Living Oceans Society’s Markets Campaigner, Shauna MacKinnon rolls out a new downloadable pocket guide to sustainable sushi.

February 27, 2009 | Georgia Straight
Shauna MacKinnon of the Living Oceans Society comments that labelling seafood as farmed or wild would make consumers’ choices clearer.

February 09, 2009 | The Tyee
Catherine Stewart of the Living Oceans Society on the BC Supreme Court ruling  that salmon farms are a federal responsibility.

January 19, 2009 | The Tyee
Catherine Stewart of the Living Oceans Society featured on The Tyee’s Deconstructing Dinner podcast: The Future of Farmed Salmon.


November 23, 2008 | The Province
Catherine Stewart of Living Oceans Society interviewed about the B.C. Government’s proposed farm production increases

November 22, 2008 | The Vancouver Sun
Shauna MacKinnon of Living Oceans Society interviewed about ‘organic’ labels on farmed salmon

October 27, 2008 | The McGill Daily
Catherine Stewart, interviewed for Fishy Business at B.C. Fish Farms

October 10, 2008 | Vancouver Province
B.C.’s salmon farmers given a free ride by our provincial ‘regulators’

July 4, 2008 | CBC Radio One The Current
Hear Jennifer Lash, Executive Director of Living Oceans Society, talk about the 30,000 Atlantic Salmon that escaped from a Marine Harvest Canada salmon farm in Solving the Great Escape.

June 27, 2008 | The Vancouver Sun
David Lane, Executive Director of T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation  comments on Marine Harvest Canada’s new sea lice plan, or their Coordinated Area Management Plan (CAMP)

February 28, 2008 | CKNW The Bill Good Show
Hear Coast Mobilization Team member Will Soltau discuss how a pro-fish farm letter to the B.C. Minister of Agriculture and Lands sent from Mt. Waddington Regional District has stirred up northern Vancouver Islanders

January 23, 2008 | CFRO Co-op Radio
Fish farms and wild salmon panel discussion with CAAR Campaign Director, Catherine Stewart and Researcher Alexandra Morton, Bob Chamberlin and Bill Cranmer