January 7, 2011
- PASSAMAQUODDY BAY ENDANGERED DUE TO OPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE: Canadian officials are investigating the use of pesticides in and near Passamaquoddy Bay due to abnormally high lobster deaths off Grand Manan Island in late 2009 and off Deer Island in early 2010. Both islands are located directly across the international border shared with Maine.According to officials, salmon farm operators have been using and disposing pesticides in coastal waters at the expense of crustaceans – lobsters and sea lice.As part of the investigation, Environment Canada executed a search warrant in November at eight facilities in New Brunswick. The facilities are owned and operated by Cooke Aquaculture, a salmon aquaculture firm that also operates salmon farms in Maine. According to media reports, cypermethrin, a pesticide that is licensed for use in Maine but banned in Canada, was detected in dead lobsters on the two Canadian Islands. Read the full Bangor Daily News article here.
- AQUACULTURE: FRIEND OR FOE?; Environmental Research Web.
- DRAFT STANDARDS FOR SUSTAINABLE BIVALVE AQUACULTURE COMPLETED (Article/Report); Fish Farmer Magazine.
- AQUACALYPSE NOW- THE END OF FISH; The New Republic.
- HOW FARM RAISED SALMON ARE TURING OUR OCEANS INTO DANGEROUS AND POLLUTED FEEDLOTS; Alternet.
- STAKEHOLDERS WEIGH IN ON OPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE; Seafood Source.
- HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON INSULAR AFFAIRS, OCEAN AND WILDLIFE OVERSIGHT HEARING ON OFFSHORE AQUACULTURE; US House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.
- HALF THE WORLD’S FISH ARE FARMED FISH, FED ON WILD FISH, Environmental News Service.
- US SENATORS CALL FOR FEDERAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ON MARINE AQUACULTURE; Senate Joint Resolution 18, Introduced by Joe Simitian, 11th State Senate District.