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News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Call to Action:
Corridor Resources Inc. has received approval to proceed with seismic blasting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to explore for gas and oil. This could cause serious problems for marine mammals and fish and also lead to full-scale drilling. Please call or e-mail your elected officials and party leaders to voice your opposition to seismic testing and your support for a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Click here for more information:
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=577

ASF's Don Ivany and Don Hustins, President of the Salmonid Council of NL and LB, present the real facts on the toll aquaculture takes on wild Atlantic salmon in response to a letter by the Director of NL's Aquaculture Industry Association published on September 18 in the Telegram. To read both letters, go to:
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=576

Environment Canada has launched investigations into the alleged illegal use of the pesticide Cypermethrin in the Bay of Fundy. Federal government investigators found the chemical in weak and dying lobsters in the Bay of Fundy. Further inspections have found detectable levels of cypermethrin at two aquaculture sites in SW New Brunswick. This chemical, illegal for marine use in Canada, is used in other countries to combat sea lice.
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=574

Another Dam Removal Victory in MAINE - Conservationists celebrated the removal of the West Winterport Dam from Marsh Stream in Maine on September 29. After a decade of hard work, more than 80 miles of habitat have been opened to sea-run fish, including Atlantic salmon.
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=575
 
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