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Type: Newspaper Article

Title: Group demands greater public reporting of fish farm escapes

Date: February 3 2005

Author(s): Louise Dickson , Times Colonist (Victoria)

Newspaper Name: Times Colonist (Victoria)

Description: An environmental group is criticizing the provincial government for failing to publicly report the escape of 33,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon in Nootka Sound in May 2004. Don Staniford, aquaculture campaigner for the organization Friends of Clayoquot Sound, said the group wants a public register of escapes as they happen. "We want the information in a matter of months, not years. We want, and the public wants, to see how many fish are escaping, where they are escaping from, what infectious diseases they are carrying and whether they have parasite infestation," said Staniford....

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Geographic-specific: Muchalet Inlet, Gold River

Geographic-general: Nootka Sound, West Coast Vancouver Island

Format: Digital

Language: English