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Inside DFO’s Battle to Downplay a Deadly Farmed Salmon Disease

Part One of a series. Provincial lab played key role in denying existence of HSMI in BC. In 2002, Dr. Ian Keith, a senior DFO veterinarian, began noticing strange heart lesions when he examined Atlantic salmon from B.C.’s growing fish farm industry. Keith was likely the first to detect signs of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation. The disease, first found three years earlier in Norwegian farmed salmon, went on to plague the industry there, killing up to 20 per cent of salmon in some outbreaks. >click to read the story< 19:21

Part II: DFO’s Plan to Gut Rules Protecting Wild Salmon from Fish Farm Disease – Part two of a series. After court losses, federal government has new strategy to protect industry. >click here to read< 1/11/18 20:29


The fish farm industry is taking its fight for leniency from fisheries laws to the Canadian Senate.

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2The Senate voted this week to have its fisheries and oceans committee study the rules that govern aquaculture in Canada. The industry says they are being stifled by the red tape contained in the conservation rules in the Fisheries Act. Other groups, including some fishermen associations, are uneasy with the idea of loosening the rules for fish farms. [email protected]  16:21