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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Target Food Stores will no longer sell Farmed Salmon!

Great news friends, the discount food giant, TARGET FOODS has decided to eliminate all B.C. farmed salmon from their store,that includes fresh fish,frozen fish,smoked fish,even sushi.

The American food giant has decided that the damage to the environment, toxins, the devastating harm to Super Natural British Columbia Wild Salmon is too heavy a price to pay, this is the first step friends, it won`t be long before the other big retailers get on board.


TARGET states that from now on they will be only using Wild Alaskan Salmon, I`m so happy, the only thing these fish farm monsters understand is money, they can see the writing on the wall, either they get land-based,self contained or die a slow painful death, similiar to getting the life sucked out of you from sea lice.....Congratulations Alexandra Morten!

Geez, I think I better crack a bottle,(beer) Now if only the habitual,compulsive liar Gordon Campbell could figure it out! (read the story here)http://www.vancouversun.com/Target+drops+farmed+salmon+from+stores/2487756/story.html

Wow, talk about news getting even better,Gary has the story over at :How bad the Record: (here is the link)http://howbadtherecord.blogspot.com/2010/01/small-or-possibly-huge-victory-for-our.html

here`s another link folks, read about the Chilean environmental disaster from Salmon farms,rampant diseaes, sea lice,salmon anemia, despite the spin from Marine Harvest and the other Norwegian environment killers! http://www.mail-archive.com/pen-l@lists.csuchico.edu/msg00493.html

Here`s the deal, Alexandra Morten scores another victory in Federal court,no more fish farm expansion! Read the above link.....Geez, this calls for another brew! Heck I might just get google eyed tonight!

The Straight Goods

Cheers-Eyes Wide Open

13 comments:

Norman Farrell said...

If readers don't already have it, here is the link to Alexandra Morton's blog:

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/alexandra_morton/

She's done more for west coast fisheries in the last five years than Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Then again, unlike the Fisheries Minister, Alexandra knows something about fish.

Grant G said...

Thanks Norman...The direct link is in my :Favorite Bolg List:

When it rains it pours,check out :How bad the Record:

Run Gordoh Run!

Cheers

Evil Eye said...

Rafe Mair must be dancing a jig. For years he warned us of an impending fisheries disaster with farmed fish and now it has come to pass.

Is Gordo the liar listening? No, he is just waiting for more political donations from the fish farm lobby.

Crankypants said...

This is great news. Maybe Safeway, Albertsons and the other large food retailers will follow suit. Seeing as the government will study anything to death before making a decision, maybe a lack of market will force the hands of the fish farmers. If there is one thing they can relate to, it is their profitability, and if their market diminishes greatly, they will pull up stakes in a heart beat.

As an aside, the woman who cream pied Gail Shea should be given a medal instead of being charged with assault, or as some Liberal MP wants, as a terrorist.

Gary E said...

Thanks for the link Grant. I was doing a jig when I got the email.Most of what I had there was copied from Alex sight.
Norman, I had the link just under the headline but it needs to be copied and pasted. Don't have a clue what wen on there.
Evil Eye, if you are on Rafes mailing list I expect you'll get an email soon on this great news.
Crankypants. I don't think Safeway will follow suit. But Save-On might. Ever since the protectionists in the US were screwing with our beef I have been asking the butcher which is the Canadian Beef.(and asking it loud enough for others to hear) They now separate it at our local store. And since this fight with our salmon I have asked which is farmed and which is fresh wild. Maybe if others did the same it would wake up the Supermarkrts.

Anonymous said...

Gary E;

You mention protectionism...

Looks like Target is doing the same thing - only supplying Alaskan salmon (which by the way, relies on aquaculture).
http://alaskasalmonranching.wordpress.com/

Suckers.

Grant G said...

Hey Aonymous 10:51 AM....Get stuffed eh! Read the article(Lazy) Target will be only using WILD SALMON!!!!!!!

Not farmed fish, and if those wild Alaskan salmon come from a HATCHERY so be it, they`re still wild,spew your vile elsewhere.

Fish Farms are going to go the way of the dodo unless they get land-based....Sea lice...Salmon anemia, Chilean fish salmon farms are in total collapse,disease run rampant!


Go tell your Nordic bosses to get stuffed!

Grant G said...

Anon 10:51 AM...Chilean Salmon farm disaster here.

http://www.mail-archive.com/pen-l@lists.csuchico.edu/msg00493.html

Anonymous said...

Now if we could get that huge wholesale store from from the states to comply. You all know the one. They charge membership fees,hand out samples and pretend to be good corporate citizens in the communities that they erect those huge bare bones warehouses.

Anonymous said...

Great job again Alexandra! When the future of our wild salmon is assured, they are going to need food. Citizens should take the lead from Target and not shop at any business that is owned or controlled by those that dominate the insane herring roe fishery in our province. Who would that be? Well the same fellow that owns a very large yacht and while cruising this coast, most likely fishes for those hungry wild salmon.
George O

Anonymous said...

I question why Target would do this? Their environmental track record isn't that good. Actually Wal-marts' is better by embracing solar panels on their roofs. Sorry side tracked.

Why would Target do this? Salmon prices to me are high enough as they are, you agree? Now what happens when a corporate American congloberate controls the supply to a growing demand for Salmon; thats right it sky rockets.

This is not a win but a classic smoke and mirror PR stunt to win us today and blind us tomorrow.

It is a not a good day but it should very much trouble us.

Anonymous said...

Hi Grant G;

I just read the article and your wrong. Not wild salmon my friend. They actually call it "wild-caught" salmon. That would be to cover the fact that they are mostly hatchery fish. 1.5 Billion per year. That ain't wild atleast according to scientists (but who listens to scientists huh?). No impact from releasing billions of extra fish into the ocean eh? Yeah right.

I will take your advise and go "get stuffed" now...with some lovely farmed, enhanced, hatchery or ranched salmon. Yummm.

Grant G said...

Well friend...You is arguing with the wrong person.
As for Salmon,having fished them for decades,little smolts released from ponds into the river(to allow the fish to smell their home)....
They swim far out into the ocean,around the Aleutian island chain, around Vancouver island,eating herring,sardine,needle fish, they aren`t fed massive amounts of fertilizer,they`re not covered with sea lice,they`re not mushy like .....

ALIEN ATLANTIC SALMON HELD IN A CUBICLE..Hatchery Salmon are...Cohoe..Chinook...Pink...Chum..NOT ATLANTIC SALMON!!!!!!

Hatchery fish are not wild in the sense of spawning in the river bed,thats because of dammed rivers,no access,....But they are the next best thing...

You couldn`t tell the difference between a wild salmon and a hatchery salmon...

And my fine feathered friend....Having friends who work in fish plants in Egmont processing Farmed Atlantic Salmon...They won`t eat the farmed fish,caged,anti-biotic Atlantic fish..Their mushy,soft, ulcers.....

And the Atlantic farmed fish are starved for the last month of their life..The reason? To help flush out the chemicals in their system...

You unfortunately are uninformed...

People in west Vancouver have been eating and enjoying hatchery salmon from the Capilano river for decades,....

Here`s a little more for you...If you have a "clean" river or stream and rear Salmon smolts in the river,let them go in 4 to 5 years they will return, they will spawn on their own, the cycle will go on forever, all we need is clean unobstructed waterways and we can create runs.....

Hatcheries are used where their are dams or obstructions to waterways....

As for your babble, your comparing B.C. Salmon to an ALIEN species that doesn`t belong in B.C.

Chow!