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salmonthink 08-16-2012 12:33 PM

ASF Rivernotes - If it Rains They Will Come - Aug. 16, 2012
Atlantic Salmon Federation News

ASF RIVERNOTES - If It Rains They Will Come
This week all the talk on the rivers and in the science offices is about rain, and how the salmon need it. The latest data, with new reports from today. Check it out!

What do you think about aquaculture?
The Chronicle Herald ran a poll that had nearly 2,000 responses. Check the results.

Healthy Environment & Farmed Salmon Too
ASF's Sue Scott blogs in the Huffington Post on how land-based aquaculture can solve a host of environmental issues.

In PEI, Does Lack of a Hatchery Slow Restoration after a Fish Kill?
As fish kills continue to occur on the island, does the lack of a provincial hatchery slow efforts to bring back river health?

juro 08-16-2012 01:12 PM

Per land-based farming - it's a known fact that the average salmon farm generates as much raw effluent (sewage) as a population of 40,000 humans and is not treated at all. Countless farms are popping up in oceans around the world. In addition are the biological hazards of sea lice infestations, escape, pesticides and hormone use etc.

If land-based farms would actually re-use their own water by treating it rather than dumping it into the aquifers and ground water table it would be an improvement over open seas farming - however we all know that commercial interests would never conduct their business in such a conscientious and costly manner while competition from unregulated farms in other countries (Faroe Islands, Chile, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Norway, etc) floods the market with artificially colored and flavored meat.

The problem is this, like most commercial interests, is founded in greed not conscience and it's very difficult for the ethical business practitioner to survive.

reelstory 08-23-2012 11:00 AM

The problem
is exactly as you have stated it. It is a tough nut to crack if at all possible. This applies to most business activity IMHO.

marcusjanssen 03-18-2013 08:38 AM

Interesting comment piece on salmon farming in the UK...

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