29 Oct '15, 7pm

Salmon; "a national treasure, worthy of protection" #salmonfarming #sustainablefisheries

Salmon; "a national treasure, worthy of protection" #salmonfarming #sustainablefisheries

Salmon farming: A grave concern, a great hope Canada's Salmon are a national treasure — worthy of protection (Credit: Jeffery Young). For most of us on the West Coast, salmon is more than just a delicious and nutritious food source. It's an icon with a deep history in First Nations culture and an evident link to the resiliency and prosperity of our natural environment. From a purely monetary perspective, wild salmon are an unquestionable boon. Commercial and recreational fishing in B.C. alone provides $447 million in GDP and 3,880 full-time equivalent direct jobs, according to a 2005 report from the B.C. Legislature's Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture. This noble fish is also an indicator species of the health of our oceans and rivers. In addition to nourishing people, salmon sustain everything from orca whales to coastal wolves. Even cedar trees in the coastal ...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/oceans/science/sustaina...

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