Central Morning | Dec 7, 2012 | 14:15

Are Sea-based Aquaculture Pens Safe?

Last week, Health Canada approved the use of a pesticide called Salmosan in aquaculture operations on the province's south coast. The federal agency says the approval is for "emergency" use, to stop an outbreak of sea lice in the area. Sea lice are a type of crustacean that can kill juvenile fish, and operators say warmer than usual water has allowed the pests to flourish. Salmon conservation groups say while Salmosan certainly works to kill sea lice, it can also harm shrimp and young lobster. This comes at a time when ISA, a salmon virus, has appeared for the second time in months on the south coast.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Labrador Morning - Buddy Wasisname begins NL tour in LabradorSep 12, 2014 | 7:07Labrador Morning Buddy Wasisname begins NL tour in Labrador Audio
Labrador Morning Buddy Wasisname begins NL tour in Labrador Sep 12, 2014 | 7:07Labrador Morning's Chris Ensing was able to sit in on their rehearsal - and asked a few questions about their plans for this years show.
Fisheries Broadcast - The Fisheries Broadcast Friday September 12, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 24:57Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Friday September 12, 2014 Audio
Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Friday September 12, 2014 Sep 12, 2014 | 24:57DFO's Bob Gregory is one of the experts leading field trips at Newman Sound, in Terra Nova for junior high and high school students.
Fisheries Broadcast - The Fisheries Broadcast Friday September 15, 2014Sep 12, 2014 | 24:57Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Friday September 15, 2014 Audio
Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Friday September 15, 2014 Sep 12, 2014 | 24:57DFO's Bob Gregory is one of the experts leading field trips at Newman Sound, in Terra Nova for junior high and high school students.
Labrador Morning - Labrador flag on Monday Night FootballSep 11, 2014 | 4:21Labrador Morning Labrador flag on Monday Night Football Audio
Labrador Morning Labrador flag on Monday Night Football Sep 11, 2014 | 4:21Millions tuned in to watch the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants - and they all caught a glimpse of the Labrador flag. The Lions running back celebrated a touch down by jumping into the stands, where a group of Labradorians were proudly waving the fl
Labrador Morning - Convicted sex offender moving to Happy Valley-Goose BaySep 11, 2014 | 9:09Labrador Morning Convicted sex offender moving to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Audio
Labrador Morning Convicted sex offender moving to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Sep 11, 2014 | 9:09He went to jail, he's served his time, and he's been released. But a lot of people don't want Stanley Broomfield living in town. Police will monitor him because he's released under certain conditions.
Labrador Morning - LG Health responds to medevac concerns in LabradorSep 11, 2014 | 9:32Labrador Morning LG Health responds to medevac concerns in Labrador Audio
Labrador Morning LG Health responds to medevac concerns in Labrador Sep 11, 2014 | 9:32Doug Jacque suffered a stroke on a Sunday in Postville, but waited until Monday afternoon for a medevac to arrive. The family was told there was no nurse available to escort him.
Labrador Morning - Suicide Prevention Day walks held across LabradorSep 11, 2014 | 6:45Labrador Morning Suicide Prevention Day walks held across Labrador Audio
Labrador Morning Suicide Prevention Day walks held across Labrador Sep 11, 2014 | 6:45It was an emotional walk to remember friends and family who have taken their lives, as more than 100 people gathered in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to walk for Suicide Prevention Day.
Fisheries Broadcast - The Fisheries Broadcast Thursday September 11, 2014Sep 11, 2014 | 27:14Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Thursday September 11, 2014 Audio
Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Thursday September 11, 2014 Sep 11, 2014 | 27:14They're harvesters who have more than a few beefs with the government's cod pilot project.
Labrador Morning - Nain woman part of Franklin search teamSep 10, 2014 | 6:23Labrador Morning Nain woman part of Franklin search team Audio
Labrador Morning Nain woman part of Franklin search team Sep 10, 2014 | 6:23Caitlyn Baikie can now say she's part of history -- the part that led to the discovery of one of the ships lost in Sir John Franklin's 19th century expedition in the Canadian Arctic.
Labrador Morning - Postville family furious over air ambulance delaySep 10, 2014 | 9:32Labrador Morning Postville family furious over air ambulance delay Audio
Labrador Morning Postville family furious over air ambulance delay Sep 10, 2014 | 9:32The Jacques say that 82-year-old Doug Jacque suffered a stroke on Sunday, but he wasn't picked up by an air ambulance until Monday afternoon. The family says they were told no nurse was available.
Labrador Morning - Province responds to daycare shortagesSep 10, 2014 | 15:15Labrador Morning Province responds to daycare shortages Audio
Labrador Morning Province responds to daycare shortages Sep 10, 2014 | 15:15Families in Western Labrador have had varying degrees of success finding day care for their young children. Wait-lists are long and private baby-sitters are too expensive for many.
Labrador Morning - Nunatsiavut community government election resultsSep 10, 2014 | 8:09Labrador Morning Nunatsiavut community government election results Audio
Labrador Morning Nunatsiavut community government election results Sep 10, 2014 | 8:09New AngajukKaks, and new chairs of the Inuit Community Corporations in the Upper Lake Melville Area. Sarah Leo is the president of Nunatsiavut.
Fisheries Broadcast - The Fisheries Broadcast Wednesday September 10, 2014Sep 10, 2014 | 28:20Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Wednesday September 10, 2014 Audio
Fisheries Broadcast The Fisheries Broadcast Wednesday September 10, 2014 Sep 10, 2014 | 28:20We'll go ship to shore to see what Land and Sea is up to in preparation for its 50th year on the air.
Labrador Morning - Students need to wear backpacks properlySep 9, 2014 | 4:00Labrador Morning Students need to wear backpacks properly Audio
Labrador Morning Students need to wear backpacks properly Sep 9, 2014 | 4:00Wake up early, get dressed, and off to school, is the routine for most students. According to chiropractor Dr. Wayne Button, knowing how to properly wear a book bag should also be routine.
Labrador Morning - Study looking for cancer survivors in Labrador WestSep 9, 2014 | 7:06Labrador Morning Study looking for cancer survivors in Labrador West Audio
Labrador Morning Study looking for cancer survivors in Labrador West Sep 9, 2014 | 7:06CanIMPACT is a nationwide study involving people who were diagnosed between one and four years ago. The goal is to find ways to improve continuing cancer care in the long-term.

2 of 34