St. Mary’s Bay Protectors
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Research, Facts & Studies

  1. Waste contamination from salmon farms, infosheet from APES https://nsapes.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/waste_0.pdf

  2. Impact of Aquaculture on Commercial Fisheries: Fishermen’s Local Ecological Knowledge, Wiber, et al
    “Within 2 years of an operation being established, fishermen reported that gravid female lobsters as well as herring avoid the area, scallop and sea urchin shells become brittle, scallop meat and sea urchin roe becomes discolored. The use of chemicals to control sea lice on farmed salmon has also caused lobster, crab and shrimp kills.”
    https://nsapes.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/Wiber%20et%20al%202012%20LEK%20aquaculture%20SNB.pdf
  3. Environmental Impacts of Salmon Feedlots, presentation by Inka Milewski https://nsapes.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/Sheet%20Harbour%20Presentation%20Milewski%202012.pdf
  4. Acute and chronic toxicity of two formulations of the pyrethroid pesticide deltamethrin to an amphipod, sand shrimp and lobster larvae. Fairchild, et al. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/339939.pdf
  5. Challenging the Aquaculture Industry on Sustainability. Allsopp, et al. for Greenpeace https://www.greenpeace.org/archive-international/Global/international/planet-2/report/2008/3/challenging-the-aquaculture.pdf
  6. Pathway of effects of chemical inputs from the aquaculture activities in Canada. Burridge et al. 2010. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/342563.pdf
  7. A guide to the decision support system for environmental assessment of marine finfish aquaculture. Doucette and Hargrave. 2002.  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/269146.pdf
  8. A Scientific Review of the Potential Environmental Effects of Aquaculture in Aquatic Ecosystems. Hargrave et al. 2003.  http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/270514.pdf
  9. Pathway of effects of escaped aquaculture organisms or their reproductive material on natural ecosystems in Canada. Leggatt et al. 2010. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/342193.pdf
  10. Eutrophication Impacts of Marine Finfish Aquaculture. Strain, P. 2005. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/316636.pdf
  11. Water currents, drifter trajectories, and the estimated potential for organic particles released from a proposed salmon farm operation in Little Musquash Cove, Southern New Brunswick to enter the Musquash Marine Protected Area. Page et. 2009. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/337001.pdf
  12. DFO Scientific Research on Farmed Salmon. https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/aquaculture/sci-res/species-especes/salmon-saumon-eng.htm
  13. Pesticides used in salmon farming: https://ecologyaction.ca/files/images-documents/file/Marine/Backgrounder_sea_lice_pesticides.pdf
  14. Sea-cage aquaculture impacts market and berries lobster catches. Milewski, et al. https://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v598/p85-97/
  15. Think twice about eating farmed salmon. Information pamphlet published by farmedanddangerous.org https://livingoceans.org/sites/default/files/CAAR-think-twice.pdf