Monday, October 26, 2009

40,000 Atlantic Salmon esacpe from BC fish farm

Yet another reason to push for enclosed Salmon farming operations, over the weekend 40,000 Atlantic Salmon escaped from a net pen operation near Port Elizabeth during routine maintenance. There is a fear that escaped Atlantic Salmon may eventually establish breeding populations in some BC rivers, competing with native salmon and steelhead. Local first nations have been critical of the company who owns the farm Marine Harvest Canada for their slow response to problem. The public was initially only informed of the escape when commercial fishermen working in the area reported catching Atlantics. More information at the Times Colonist.

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