Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Numerous companies and BCSFA are airing television advertisements that stress the sustainability and health benefits of farmed salmon. (Photo: BCSFA)

BCSFA calls anti-aquaculture ads 'immature'

Click on the flag for more information about Canada CANADA
Friday, February 04, 2011, 23:00 (GMT + 9)

The British Columbia (BC) Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has responded to advertisements condemning aquaculture as deadly by calling them "immature." The ads by newly formed anti-fish farming organisation Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture (GAAIA) employ graphic images similar to those used in warnings in cigarette packs and introduced them this week at an international seafood conference in Vancouver.

"Salmon farming kills around the world and should carry a global health warning," said Don Staniford, GAIAA co-ordinator. "We'll be rolling out the ad campaign later this month in newspapers across BC with donations from the general public, concerned fishermen and First Nations."

"Salmon farming kills workers" and "salmon farming is just wrong” are some of the slogans contained in the ads. 

Because they depict the Norwegian flag and the phrase "Norwegian owned," they have provoked objections from the Norwegian parent companies of some aquaculture firms, Staniford told, Postmedia News reports.

But others are on GAAIA’s side. Kurt Oddekalv, head of the Norwegian environmental group Norjes Miljovernforbund (Green Warriors of Norway), believes salmon farmers are indeed failing to consider the scientific evidence pointing to health and environmental risks imposed by the aquaculture industry.

">

"In Norway, the industry is on death row with infectious diseases, sea lice infestations, chemical resistance and escapes," he underlined.

Regardless, Mary Ellen Walling, BCSFA executive director, found the advertisements displeasing.

"We are not planning to respond to those ads. We think they are quite immature, inappropriate and irrelevant. We are not taking them seriously at all," she stated.

BCSFA’s website contains good dialogue on salmon farming, according to Walling.

Salmon farming. (Photo:BCSFA)

"We are quite pleased with the level of discussion," she said. "Concerns have been raised (about salmon farming) and we realized we really needed to improve communication with the general public."

Big salmon farming companies and feed companies in BC have gathered resources together with BCSFA and began airing television and print advertisements this week that stress the sustainability and health benefits of farmed salmon. The CAD 1.5 million- (USD 1.52 million) campaign, called BCSalmonFacts, includes a website and forum and Twitter and Facebook pages as well, reports Business in Vancouver.

Salmon farmers Marine Harvest Canada, Mainstream Canada, Grieg Seafood and feed suppliers EWOS Canada and Skretting are some of the companies behind the campaign.

"We also have serious discussions going on with environmental groups," Walling added.

Related article:

- Global campaign launched against Big Aquaculture 

By Natalia Real
[email protected]
www.fis.com

 


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Malaysia
Jul 21, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Sabah can again export fish direct to other countries
New Zealand
Jul 21, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - SeaDragon's funding transaction unfair
India
Jul 21, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fish samples free of formalin: KMC
Australia
Jul 21, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Small-scale oyster farmers concerned about industry's future after NSW Government investment
Australia
Jul 21, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Salmon industry plan for dead fish pit in Tasmania town causes big stink
United States
Jul 21, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - End of groundfishing ban only the first step of many for fishery
Switzerland
Jul 21, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - WTO panel to rule on Vietnam complaint on U.S. duties on fish fillets
European Union
Jul 21, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
European Commission withdraws yellow card from Tuvalu
Nigeria
Jul 21, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
Govt boosts aquaculture-fishing sector backward integration
Chile
Jul 21, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Sernapesca files complaint against Marine Harvest for infrastructure deficiencies
Chile
Jul 21, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Two vessels caught operating illegally, with 5 tonnes of Pacific pomfret on board
United States
Jul 21, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
NOAA lifts fishing ban on fishermen affected by 'Codfather' violations
United Kingdom
Jul 20, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Seafish develops scheme to boost fishing port good practice
Philippines
Jul 20, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Pilmico acquires Gold Coin to expand business in 11 Asia-Pacific countries
Peru
Jul 20, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Govt to decide in August if it increases fishing rights



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Maine allocates USD 340,000 to support lobster fishery research
United States The Maine Department of Marine Resources has awarded six grants totalling USD 340,000 for research programs that will contribute to improved understanding of lobster fishery management.
Fiji joins international treaty against IUU fishing
Fiji The Fiji government has agreed to sign up to a FAO treaty aiming to prevent, deter and stop illegal fishing by implementing efficient port state measures.
Warmer water could reduce expected abundant sockeye return to the Fraser
Canada The threat of high water temperatures and several years of low fish survival is putting the expected 14 million sockeye return to the Fraser River in 2018 at risk.
EU sanitary authority approves control systems for bivalve mollusks
Peru The Directorate General of Health and Food Safety of the EU has approved the audit carried out by a specialized team of that entity in the country to the production chain of live bivalve mollusks, such as scallops.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2018 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER