Globe and Mail: Scientists seek to learn whether fish farms kill fish

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A new research project is being proposed to determine whether salmon farms are killing wild salmon, and if so, how many?  The Globe and Mail article Scientists seek to learn whether fish farms kill fish describes the proposal put forth by Dr. David Welch and other prominent researchers including Dr. Scott Hinch, UBC, and Dr. Kristi Miller, DFO, to “tag thousands of salmon smolts with acoustic transmitters and to track them up the coast, past the fish farms and deep into Queen Charlotte Sound. The researchers would use control groups, including fish held in pens near fish farms, as well as fish released in pristine areas where they cannot come into contact with farms.”

See the full article in the Globe and Mail for further details.


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