Twyla Roscovich video: Salmon Farm Diseases and Sockeye

The Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River begins its evidentiary hearings on Monday (October 25).

B.C. filmmaker Twyla Roscovich has just released this film highlighting research drawing links between fish farms and poor Fraser River sockeye returns in previous years:



Peter Howard

Oct 23, 2010 at 7:43pm

Such a sad story .. politicians tools of fish farm companies ... Those who have been warning of the dangers of fish farming seem to be getting traction after the damage has been done. And, farmed salmon tastes crappy. You grew it, you chew it.

Glen Roscovich

Oct 26, 2010 at 11:23pm

Actually, a well-raised farmed salmon tastes pretty good - maybe not as good as prime wild sockeye but much better, and more nutritious, than most of the fare widely available.
Unfortunately there is this poorly managed interface between the farms and the wild migratory patterns.
Salmon farming employs a lot of people...... so how to accommodate both fisheries without wrecking the fragile coastal economy???
Can it be done? Some seriously innovative thinking is required.


Nov 22, 2010 at 7:19pm

Pharmed salmon is BAD for you!.... if you know what you are eating!
pesticides, growth hormones, chemicals to suppress sea lice infestations! other chemicals in food to promote the color of red flesh , the Atlantic salmon's flesh is grey colored.??? why eat farmed when wild is good for you.!!????!!