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July 2012 Archives

Life after a Closure

A check-in with Port Union and Black Tickle, two communities that recently lost their fish plants
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The Fish Plant on Change Islands

It's managed to buck the trend and keep going. It wants to keep it that way!
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Co-op Concerns

The Fogo Island Co-op is feeling increased pressure because of cuts to crab quotas.
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The Englee Fish Plant

What are the government's plans to force the owners to clean up the site?
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Stranded Whale Euthanized

A whale that beached itself in Point au Gaul had to be put down
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The Fisheries Broadcast - Friday July 20, 2012


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DFO distances itself from fish kill on river

Officials "can't say with any certainty" that construction was the cause.

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Infected salmon will be destroyed

Fisheries Minister Darin King says no fish from Gray Aqua's Butter Cove site - tainted with infectious salmon anemia - will make it to market.
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More concerns about salmon virus

The province's wildlife federation adds its voice to concerns over the virus in St. Alban's
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More on the outbreak of the virus in the Salmon farm on the south coast.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed that 450,000 farmed salmon, like those from the undated file photo above, have tested positive for a virus. (CBC).jpgFirst we'll hear from a biologist in BC then the biggest aquaculture player in the country.

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Update on St. Alban's Salmon Virus.

We'll find out why there's a delay in getting rid of infected salmon, and why the company qualifies for financial compensation from the federal government.

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Town of Englee struggles with derelict plant

The plant is falling into the ocean, creating environment concerns, yet no one seems to know what to do.  

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More questions about Aquaculture.

The Living Oceans Society expresses its thoughts on the virus infecting the St. Alban's Salmon farm.

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Concerns about Aquaculture....

A salmon farm in St. Alban's has been quarantined until an investigation determines whether there's a virus outbreak. 

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More Science, More Politics

A Biologist describes how a report he did for a DFO committee was altered to make cod stocks appear healthier than they were.

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Trouble with the Halibut Fishery

Both harvesters on the West Coast and DFO agree that changes are needed in the halibut fishery. We'll hear from both sides.

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