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How BC salmon farmers fell behind the curve of sustainable, land-based aquaculture | The Narwhal

FISH OUT OF WATER. Excerpt: "Public and political pressure to remove open net pens from the province’s coastal waters has grown steadily in recent years with farms now being forced out of wild salmon migratory routes. So, as terrestrial fish farming takes off globally, why hasn’t the industry been more receptive to rearing salmon on land?"


“We don’t log like we used to. We don’t mine like we used to. Certainly, oil and gas is changing as well. And this industry is still locked in the 1980s.”
“It’s time for evolution.” - Chief Bob Chamberlin

A juvenile wild salmon caught near B.C. salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago. The young salmon is infested with sea lice which feast on the mucus, blood and skin of salmon and can cause death. Photo: David Mozkowitz
A juvenile wild salmon caught near BC salmon farm infested with sea lice. Photo: David Mozkowitz

Above: A juvenile wild salmon caught near B.C. salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago. The young salmon is infested with sea lice which feast on the mucus, blood and skin of salmon and can cause death.


In Depth Article by: Sarah Cox | The Narwhal | December 30, 2020

Link to the full article here.

This is the third part of The Narwhal’s three-part series on the future of sustainable salmon.


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