Tag Archives: Parasites

Why ‘normal’ salmon don’t get as many parasites

New research reveals the inherent ability of salmon to avoid infection through their first line of defense—behavior. In the rapidly growing fish-farming industry, parasite outbreaks cause production inefficiencies, poor welfare for billions of fish, and negative consequences for wild populations when diseases spread. “Parasite outbreaks in wild fish have been induced by farmed fish in major farming systems, such as sea lice infestations on wild salmon in Europe and North America,” says Tim Dempster, associate professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. click here to read the story 15:25

The US Fishing Industry Contributes Nearly $90 Billion To The Economy

The Hamilton Project notes that “current policies do not capitalize on the full economic potential of U.S. fisheries, ( World Bank and EDF/Pew Nature Con have figured out how to skim the cream) nor do they guarantee their ecological sustainability.” (Because we know  privatization saves not one fish!) Read more from the Vultures at the Hamilton Project, Making money the old fashioned way. Screwing people out of it! Read it here 19:54

Some Dangerous People will Assemble on September 10, 2014, and you should be aware of this.

Casting the Net: A More Efficient Approach to U.S. Fisheries Management – The Brookings Institution – Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin will open the forum. discussion paper by economist Christopher Costello of the University of California, Santa Barbara, joined by Lee Crockett, Director of U.S. Oceans at the Pew Charitable Trusts; Amanda Leland, Vice President of Oceans at the Environmental Defense Fund; John Pappalardo, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance; and Captain Steve Tomeny of Steve Tomeny Charters. Read this.     Read the rest here  20:22