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Problems with fish ladders, dams and locks

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 0

Problems with fish ladders, dams and locks

In 1995 the Japanese Government finished work on closing the Nagara River mouth, situated at a couple of hundred miles west of Tokio, with a dam including locks. The Dam is intended as a means to stop flooding and salinisation. In 2007 the Japanese organized a conference to ask for political attention for the negative effects of damming rivers.

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The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 1

The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

The salmon fisheries in the Dutch rivers reached a peak at the end of the 19th century. In the 19th century, salmon were so plentiful in the Rhine that they were used to feed the poor. Since 1957, salmon has completely disappeared in the Dutch fresh waters.

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The path of salmon up the Rhine

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 0

The path of salmon up the Rhine

In 2008 the path of salmon up the river Rhine came under the attention of many when Der Spiegel published an article about the migration of the salmon up the river Rhine. The main motivation of the article was the quit ridiculous shuttle service for migrating salmon proposed by EDF president Pierre Gadonneix.

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Cultivation and farming of Atlantic Salmon

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 0

Cultivation and farming of Atlantic Salmon

Most salmon we eat these days is cultivated salmon. Salmon farming has been taking place for at least fifteens years already, in countries such as Norway, Ireland, the Pharaoh Islands and Scotland. In 1998, there was more salmon farmed (900,000 tons) than caught in the wild (800,000). The demand for salmon has been increasing every year. Worldwide, 1.2 million tons of salmon were farmed in 2004 and more than twenty million kilograms in 2006 in the Netherlands.

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