Salmon Farming

The issue of open-net pen salmon farming continues to be hotly debated. Serious issues such as sea lice, disease, escapes, pollution, and depletion of global food fish stocks have many people concerned about how the salmon farming industry is currently operating and calling for change. The industry maintains that their operations are not affecting the surrounding environment, but the weight of scientific evidence indicates that open net cage farming is negatively affecting wild salmon stocks. We need to move beyond the debate and move forward with real solutions that offer protection for BC’s wild salmon. Watershed Watch is working towards this by conducting outreach in an effort to raise awareness of harmful industry practices, and by producing and sponsoring peer reviewed research to add to the science on this issue. ...Read More.