editor's blog

Cohen Commission, Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Theme: Diseases

Dr. Stewart Johnson (Head, Aquatic Animal Health, DFO)
Dr. Michael Kent (Professor, Microbiology & Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University)
Dr. Christine MacWilliams (Fish Health Veterinarian – Salmonid Enhancement Program, DFO)

Cohen Commission, Monday, August 22,2011

Theme: Diseases

Cohen Commission Resumes Evidentiary Hearings

(Vancouver) The Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River will resume its evidentiary hearings in Vancouver tomorrow after a summer recess. Hearings will continue until the end of September, with final submissions expected in November 2011.

Upcoming topics include:

Scientist puts record straight - Myths and Facts on Salmon Virus

Scientist puts record straight
 FishfarmingXpert, April 29, 2011

Anti Salmon Farming Activists - Cheap Tricks at the Cohen Commission

It’s a sure sign that someone is losing an argument – the moment that they start to use name calling, generic insults or making faces. When that happens, it’s pretty obvious that they’ve run out of facts – that their argument is failing, that they don’t have a leg to stand on.

Salmon virus spawns another witch hunt

It didn’t take long for the usual suspects to speculate that a possible sockeye-killing virus may have come from salmon farms.

Counting Sheep

The Salmon Are Sacred/Get Out Migration protest has come and gone.

Environmental biologist has seen drastic changes

May 7, Greg Gibson – Environmental biologist has seen drastic changes

My name is Greg Gibson and I have been in the aquaculture industry for 16 years. I grew up on Vancouver Island and have enjoyed countless days in the outdoors enjoying what BC has to offer.

What I do to protect our Oceans

May 6th, Graeme Bull: What I do to protect our Oceans
Salmon are an important part of my work and personal life and I work hard to protect them. I have been involved in salmon enhancement for over 12 years and have worked with both levels of government, First Nations and industry on many wild stock enhancement, habitat restoration and stock assessment initiatives.

Biologist knows the importance of aquaculture

May 5th, Jim Murphy: Biologist knows the importance of aquaculture

Back in 1983 I was enrolled in forestry at the University of New Brunswick. While walking through the Biology building one day I noticed some students feeding fish in one of the labs so I strolled over to ask what was going on.