Norwegian Food Safety Authority has reported a dramatic rise in sea
louse , a parasite that infects salmon, is causing great concern in
Norway as its populations triple in the crowded fish farms of the
Norwegian fjords over the past year alone. Besides killing the farmed
fish, environmentalists fear that this organism will further decimate
already weakened wild salmon whose numbers have been reduced by half
the past decades.
Meanwhile, a 23-year Finnish study has
concluded that lethal strains of the bacteria Columnaris have developed
in the confined conditions of ocean fish farms. This infection destroys
the skin, fins, and gills of fish and is currently the leading cause of
their death. With infected farmed fish that sometimes escape or are let
loose by fish farmers who wish to avoid fines and costly clean-up, wild
fish are thus being subjected
to an increasing number of virulent
diseases that originate from factory farms.
Safety Authority, we appreciate and share your concern for the
well-being of wild fish and ocean life. May we all realize the damaging
nature of meat and fish consumption and opt quickly for the
life-enhancing vegan diet.
Supreme Master Ching Hai has often
spoken of the tolls endured by the Earth’s animal inhabitants,
addressing our need to halt the devastating practice of fishing as
during a November 2008 interview with Ireland’s East Coast Radio FM.
Master Ching Hai: We have to stop it. Just stop the fishing. The
government has to forbid fishing because it’s too important to our
survival to delay any further. To stop this destructive practice of
fishing, the solution is the vegan diet, no fishy stuff in our meals.
The sea offers us plenty of better food choices; the wide varieties of
super healthy and nutritious sea plants. We can even live on it
forever. We must protect a living and healthy sea, as it relates to our
living and healthy self. http://www.naturalnews.com/027809_farmed_fish_disease.html