28 Oct '11, 4pm

Should Salmon Farms Move Inland?

Bayne Stanley for The New York Times A salmon farm in the Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia. The detection of infectious salmon anemia, a lethal virus, in two juvenile wild sockeye salmon in British Columbia has reinvigorated a long-running debate about the sustainability of the aquaculture industry, particularly salmon farms. Worldwide, the majority of salmon farms are situated in the ocean, with a net the only barrier between the farmed fish and the wild ones. Such pens produce thousands of tons of fish each year, said Gary Marty, a fish pathologist for the Ministry of Agriculture in British Columbia. Some scientists and environmentalists are calling for for moving the salmon farms to inland freshwater pens to protect the ocean environment. The two wild sockeye in which the virus was discovered were found along the province’s central coast, and some biologists su...

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