Salmon Farming & Science: From conflict to cooperation, joint website goes live today

WHO: The Broughton Archipelago Monitoring Plan (BAMP), a collaborative science program between salmon farming companies Marine Harvest Canada, Mainstream Canada and Grieg Seafoods; the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform; Fisheries and Oceans Canada and academic researchers.

WHAT: Information on sea lice monitoring, data sharing, research and results released for the first time at: www.bamp.ca

WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2011. Site goes live at 12.01 a.m.

CONTACT: Dr. Crawford Revie, BAMP Science Team Manager
Tel: 1 (902) 620-5062.
Cell: 1 (902) 388-0261
Email: crawfordrevie@gmail.com

BAMP began in 2010 as a multiyear, collaborative sea lice monitoring and research program in the Broughton Archipelago coastal region of British Columbia, Canada, involving government, salmon farm producers, conservationists and academic researchers. A joint website – which details the unprecedented collaboration activities between these parties, including: combined monitoring efforts, data sharing agreements, shared research objectives and joint results – will go live today, 10 November 2011. The url for the website is www.bamp.ca.

Dr. Crawford Revie holds a Canada Research Chair, is a professor at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI and acts as Science Team Manager for the Broughton Archipelago Monitoring Plan.