Monthly Archives: December 2011

Salmon virus spin

The science of monitoring west coast salmon populations for infectious salmon anemia is getting drowned out by spin and counterspin in Canadian and U.S. media. As an example of what Alexandra Morton calls a “cover-up”, compare the following pieces — both from Dec 6, 2011 — from the L.A. Times blog and Food Safety News.

Did Canada cover up deadly salmon virus? Report suggests yes

No ISA Found in BC Pacific Waters, Canada Says

With luck, clarity will emerge from the special sessions of the Cohen Inquiry scheduled for December 15, 16, & 19.  In the mean time, it would be great to know what exactly is being done by Cantwell and U.S. scientists about conducting independent testing of the salmon in U.S. waters…