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Canada failing to protect wild salmon, groups say

CANADA - Two international conservation groups have given Canada a failing grade in the protection of wild Atlantic salmon from the environmental hazards of fish farms.</b> <br><br> The Atlantic Salmon Federation, based in New Brunswick, and Washington&#39;s World Wildlife Fund gave Canada the lowest ranking in their 2005 report, released yesterday. <br><br> Bill Taylor, spokesman for the salmon federation, said Canada is failing to meet its obligations under international treaties aimed at protecting the vanishing wild salmon from the impact of aquaculture. <br><br> The biggest problems, he said, are in Atlantic Canada, especially in the Bay of Fundy. The bay has the highest concentration of fish farms in the world. &quot;It&#39;s a recipe for disaster,&quot; Mr. Taylor said. <br><br> <i>Source: theglobeandmail.com</i>

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