Entries in ssave our wild salmon (9)
Follow biologist Alex Morton as she unravels the mysteries of BC’s declining salmon stocks using some of the world’s top fish labs. What she uncovers will surprise anyone who cares about our fish and all that depends on them.
The Northwest’s declining salmon runs have spurred marathon legal battles and inspired billions in spending to save the iconic species.
But Idaho’s coho salmon were never listed as endangered before they went extinct in 1987. Very few people noticed when the fish were gone. But the Nez Perce Indian tribe noticed. And thanks to its extraordinary efforts, coho are once again returning by the thousands to Idaho waters.
Earthfix reporter Aaron Kunz explains.
The Environmental Protection Agency is letting agribusiness poison 27 species of salmon by using six pesticides in violation of environmental laws, four environmental groups claim in Federal Court. The groups say this is the fourth time they have had to sue in this court to force the EPA to obey the law and court orders.
LINK (Via: Courthouse News Service)
Hatchery fish might provide some expedient relief to harvesters, but their overall impact is negative
(Via: Osprey Steelhead News)
Newly Disclosed Government Documents Conclude Frankenfish Pose A Critical Threat To Marine Environments
What a surprise.
Adding a new twist to the controversy over genetically engineered salmon, the Center for Food Safety revealed that, in recent hearings on transgenic fish, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration knowingly withheld a Federal Biological Opinion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prohibiting the use of transgenic salmon in open-water net pens pursuant to the U.S. Endangered Species Act.
LINK (Via: Center for Food Safety)
Salmon is not the only genetically modified Frankenfood we need to be worried about.