Cohen Commision http://kplu.org en Canada's final report on the collapse of sockeye salmon released http://kplu.org/post/canadas-final-report-collapse-sockeye-salmon-released <p></p><p>The two year long Canadian inquiry into disappearing sockeye salmon has finally been released. &nbsp;In the end, the report didn't pinpoint one cause for the collapse, but fish farms and Canada’s fisheries department was singled out for criticism.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 23:04:57 +0000 Craig McCulloch 6928 at http://kplu.org Canada's final report on the collapse of sockeye salmon released Scientist claims early evidence of salmon virus, feared lab would be closed http://kplu.org/post/scientist-claims-early-evidence-salmon-virus-feared-lab-would-be-closed <p>VANCOUVER, B.C. &ndash; A Canadian scientist testifying in front of a commission on the collapse of the Fraser River salmon fishery says that tests done as far back as 2002 did find indicators of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) virus in pacific salmon and that her lab had discovered evidence of the virus from fish gathered in 1986.</p><p>Dr Kristi Miller, Head of Molecular Genetics in Nanaimo for the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Ocean, testified in Vancouver, B.C., that Canada&#39;s food inspection agency was not happy with her doing the tests. &nbsp;</p><p>She said there was a general feeling she should not be looking at viruses or diseases. She was fearful that all samples would be taken from her lab and was also very concerned that samples from her genomics program, also based in the lab, would be removed.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:28:03 +0000 Craig McCulloch 3470 at http://kplu.org Scientist claims early evidence of salmon virus, feared lab would be closed