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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

18/07/12: Canada's salmon problems; Yangtze wetlands; PEW certifying sustainable seafood


  • You are probably familiar with the recent spate of salmon viruses in parts of Canada.  On July 6, 2012, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at Gray Aqua Group's salmon farm in Butter Cove.  The disease is deadly to fish but armless to humans which lead to concern that the salmon being eaten by humans (as the comments on this article show).  Now, Newfoundland and Labrador's Fisheries Minister, Darin King, has confirmed that the infected salmon will not be destroyed and will not enter the human food chain.   Read more...
Salmon intended for consumption as food
Salmon intended for consumption as food (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • In 2002 the WWF initiated a programme to restore the wetlands of the Yangtze Basin, China.  Flood damage from floods in the 1990s resulted in up to thousand of deaths and billions of dollars in damage. Find out how the programme got on...
WUHAN, CHINA - JULY 16:   Swimmers swim across...
Swimmers swim across the Yangtze River  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

  • What does it take to accurately certify sustainable seafood?  The PEW Charitable Trust and others share their ideas.  Read more...

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