Représentations 0098-KEAYS

Déposant : Chelsea Keays

Communauté : Vancouver

Déposé le : Juin 24, 2010

Résumé :
La salmoniculture dans des cages à filets dans l’archipel de Broughton, sur les îles Discovery et le long de la côte ouest de l’île de Vancouver contribue à l’épuisement des stocks de saumon sauvage. Le pou du poisson, en particulier, diminue les chances de survie des alevins sauvages. La seule solution viable à long terme consiste à passer à la salmoniculture en enclos fermé sur la terre ferme.

Représentations :
Open net salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago, Discovery Islands and along the West coast of Vancouver Island are one factor that is contributing to the depletion of wild salmon stocks. I have been in the Broughton Archipelago on numerous occasions, have seen wild fry with lice on them and have also seen the decreased number of lice on runs where the farms were left fallow or where they applied Slice at a strategic time. Slice, however, is not a viable long-term solution and the only long-term solution is to move towards closed containment land-based farming of salmon. I think that to stall, demand more research or question the existing research at this point is ridiculous. There is no denying that lice on wild fry decrease their chances of survival and that in every country in the world where open net farms have been placed near wild salmon runs there are no longer wild salmon or their numbers are a shadow of what they once were.

Lice on wild fry is, of course, only one of the ways in which open net pens are harmful to the marine ecosystems in which they are placed; lights, noise makers, fallout of antibiotics, feed and waste all harm every level of the foodchain and the marine environment.

Thank you for your consideration.


Chelsea Keays

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Nom: stuart morrison

Date de création: June 28, 2010

I have yet to hear, see or read one report that proves, conclusively, that lice from salmon farms are having a detrimental effect on wild stocks. Here are two examples of peer reviewed data. Both were broadcast and published extensively.However reporters and their editors failed to read all the reports and missed these important points:-
Krkosek. Lewis and Volpe; March 2005.
Data peer reviewed by the Royal Society U-K.
Line # 547: "No general conclusions can be made on the transmission dynamics of lice from, farm to wild salmon based on this study alone."
Morton et al: Data gathered for the National Research Council publication
Canadian Fisheries and Aquatics. The report was peer reviewed by the NRC and included this line..
"This study cannot provide a causal link among salmon farms, sea lice and juvenile wild salmonid infection rates."
Both reports were give full coverage in the media. The lines quoted from those reporters were not even alluded to by any media out-lets.