Friday, May 7, 2010

Land Based Salmon Farming is a Must

A report released yesterday by an independent, British Columbia scientist states that salmon farming on land makes sense not only environmentally but economically as well. Opposition to open net pen salmon farms has grown dramatically as they have severely impacted wild salmon stocks in the Georgia Strait and elsewhere. Meanwhile the industry has opposed a transition to fully enclosed or land based alternatives citing concerns over the cost effectiveness. With grassroots momentum growing against the salmon farming industry it should take heed and expedite the transition to more ecologically sound practices if it hopes to continue operating in British Columbia. More info in the Globe and mail

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