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Cyr Couturier, executive director, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association Blames Federal Policy in Gray Aqua woes

Cyr Couturier, executive director of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, said that under Canadian Food Inspection Agency rules Gray Aqua Group had to destroy fish infected by outbreaks of salmon anemia, costing the company millions of dollars. Couturier said the company had to destroy its fish before they were large enough to sell. (who wants diseased fish?) [email protected] 17:07

N.L. salmon farm quarantined – Industry expects confirmation of infectious salmon anemia

CBC_News_logoA Gray Aqua salmon farm on Newfoundland’s south coast is under quarantine as officials test for infection. The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association confirmed on Monday that infectious salmon anemia is suspected at the farm in Hermitage Bay. If confirmed, it would be the third outbreak in Newfoundland in less than a year. continued

In case you missed it, Farmed Salmon Escaped and are on the run in Newfoundland!

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada officials confirmed this week that farmed salmon escaped from an aquaculture site in the Fortune Bay area, and have turned up in the Garnish River. We told them it was going to happen, they told us that we shouldn’t fear about it, but there is no signs to say that we shouldn’t fear,” Hutchens said. “In fact, what we do know is everywhere there’s been a finfish farm agricultural site, wild Atlantic salmon populations have drastically declined,”  continued