A “Climate Catastrophe”: Western US Salmon on the Brink
A “Climate Catastrophe”: Western US Salmon on the Brink
A recent sampling from two California streams found nearly all juvenile salmon were infected with deadly parasites, and conditions are expected to worsen.
A “Climate Catastrophe”: Western US Salmon on the Brink
A “Climate Catastrophe”: Western US Salmon on the Brink

A recent sampling from two California streams found nearly all juvenile salmon were infected with deadly parasites, and conditions are expected to worsen.

A recent sampling from two California streams found nearly all juvenile salmon were infected with deadly parasites, and conditions are expected to worsen.

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Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
Farmed Atlantic Salmon Likely Passed Virus to Wild Pacific Salmon
Abby Olena | May 27, 2021
New genomic analyses reveal that piscine orthoreovirus first came to the Pacific in 1989, around the same time that salmon farms in the area started importing Atlantic salmon eggs from Europe.
Opinion: Western Canada Must Stop Clearcutting Its “Mother” Trees
Opinion: Western Canada Must Stop Clearcutting Its “Mother” Trees
Suzanne Simard, Teresa Ryan | May 1, 2021
Feeding the world’s insatiable appetite for wood products is sacrificing the future of a crucial ecosystem.
What’s Killing Killer Whales? Autopsies Reveal a Role for Humans
What’s Killing Killer Whales? Autopsies Reveal a Role for Humans
Ashley Yeager | Dec 16, 2020
Stephen Raverty of the Ministry of Agriculture in Canada and Joseph Gaydos of UC Davis speak with The Scientist about their recent study assessing the causes of orca deaths.
Q&A: Tire Rubber Preservative Harms Coho Salmon, Study Suggests
Q&A: Tire Rubber Preservative Harms Coho Salmon, Study Suggests
Max Kozlov | Dec 7, 2020
6PPD, a tire preservative, reacts with ozone to produce a compound that the researchers say may be responsible for large die-off events.
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2019
The fast-growing fish can now be raised and sold in the US, although it’s likely to be some time before the product hits the market.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
NOAA: Common Pesticides Threaten Endangered Salmon, Other Marine Life
NOAA: Common Pesticides Threaten Endangered Salmon, Other Marine Life
Shawna Williams | Jan 15, 2018
Organophosphates jeopardize dozens of species, a federal review finds.
More Than 300,000 Atlantic Salmon Spill into Pacific
More Than 300,000 Atlantic Salmon Spill into Pacific
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2017
A fish farm blamed the “exceptionally high tides” resulting from yesterday’s solar eclipse for net failure. Authorities have authorized limitless takes of the invaders.
Does Farming Drive Fish Disease?
Does Farming Drive Fish Disease?
Claire Asher | Apr 19, 2017
Intensive aquaculture favors increasingly virulent forms of certain fish-infecting parasites and pathogens, studies show.
GM Salmon Approved in Canada
GM Salmon Approved in Canada
Tracy Vence | May 23, 2016
Federal regulators OK the genetically modified fish for sale as food.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
 
FDA OKs GM Salmon
FDA OKs GM Salmon
Tracy Vence | Nov 19, 2015
AquaBounty Technologies’s fast-growing fish is the first genetically modified animal approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Opinion: GM Salmon: Just the Beginning
Opinion: GM Salmon: Just the Beginning
Darek Moreau | May 31, 2014
Sound risk management concerning genetically engineered food animals is critical. 
Opinion: Sizing Up GM Salmon
Opinion: Sizing Up GM Salmon
Tillmann Benfey | May 31, 2014
On the potential benefits and risks of genetically modified fish entering the marketplace 
Rock Snot Explained
Rock Snot Explained
Bob Grant | May 8, 2014
An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.
GM Salmon Goes Commercial
GM Salmon Goes Commercial
Abby Olena | Nov 26, 2013
Environment Canada allows production of genetically modified salmon eggs at commercial levels.
GM Salmon and Wild Fish Can Reproduce
GM Salmon and Wild Fish Can Reproduce
Bob Grant | May 30, 2013
Genetically modified Atlantic salmon, which could soon become the first transgenic animal sold as food in the U.S., can breed with wild brown trout to produce a GM hybrid.
Something Fishy Going On?
Something Fishy Going On?
Dan Cossins | Jan 10, 2013
Fisheries scientists allege that an official wanted to abolish their department because their research contradicted the findings of other agencies.
Genetic Shift in Salmon
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 12, 2012
A new study finds that an Alaskan population of the fish has quickly evolved in response to warming temperatures.