Research & Reports: 2005

2005, November – CAAR Response to the Salmon of the Americas, NY Times Advertisement: Is Farmed Salmon Really What the Doctor Ordered? Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.
In the November 27 weekend edition of the New York Times, Salmon of the Americas, a farmed salmon marketing association, launched a six-page ad claiming extensive health benefits of farmed salmon. The information in this document identifies inaccuracies in the industry-sponsored ad.


2005, October – Sea Lice and Salmon: BC Briefing Note. Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.
A succinct, 11-page analysis of the problem of sea lice including references for further reading.


2005 – Pink Salmon Escapement Graphs for Broughton Archipelago. Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.


2005, September 28 – Backgrounder: Pink Salmon and Sea Lice Chronology of Events. Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.


2005, September 28 – Backgrounder: Science Summary: Facts About Sea Lice, Fish Farms and Wild Salmon. Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.


2005, September 28 – Backgrounder: Solutions. Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.


2005, September – Broughton Fallow Map. Map of Broughton Archipelago outlining fallow route needed for 2006.


2005, September – CAAR Closed Containment Transition Policy.
CAAR is calling for a transition to closed containment over the next 5 years. To assist fish farm companies through this process, the government should offer tax incentives, loans and grant programs. In addition, a environmental levy on current production from net cage operations should be created to establish a fund for financing closed contained systems.


2005, September – CAAR Closed Containment Briefing.
The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform is calling on the provincial and federal governments to support the development of two commercial-scale closed containment demonstration projects. These demonstration projects are necessary in order to conduct a thorough cost/benefit analysis of closed containment technology and demonstrate its commercial and environmental viability.


2005, Spring – Fishy Policy Decisions, by Lynn Hunter, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians.
The federal government has made enormous policy errors in supporting net cage fish farming in Canada. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is now an active participant in the degradation of the world’s oceans and wild fish stocks through willful, blind support of the net cage salmon industry.


2005, April – Salmon Farming Opinion Research ResultsIMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society).
Eighty percent of British Columbians agree that the government should stop subsidizing open net cage salmon farming and instead start investing in closed containment technology that separates farmed salmon from wild salmon and protects the marine environment.


2005, April 1 – Closing In On Environmentally Sound Aquaculture: A Fresh look at the Economics of Closed Containment Systems.
This report examines the economic rationale for shifting the environmentally unsustainable open-netcage aquaculture industry (implicated in disease transfer, pollution, harm to wild fish populations and a global net loss of fish used in feed) towards a more sustainable, closed-tank model. This report was a joint project of the David Suzuki Foundation, Conservation Strategy Fund, Friends of Clayoquot Sound and the Raincoast Conservation Society.


2005, March – Transmission dynamics of parasitic sea lice from farm to wild salmon.
Proceedings of Royal Society B. Authors: Martin Krkosek, Mark A. Lewis, John P. Volpe


2005, February 15 – Why the new Wild Salmon Policy fails to protect wild salmon and the public interest from aquaculture impacts. CAAR’s submission to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.