Essay on Salmon Farming in British Colombia

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Salmon Farming in British Colombia

You are at a midsummer barbeque, you are about to take a bite of a mouth watering salmon burger, but have you considered the consequences the salmon you are about to eat has? Salmon farming is damaging to local wildlife and for this reason it is crucial that it must be halted. Salmon farming is damaging to British Colombia’s economy and must be terminated. Salmon farming must stop as it poses a health risk to its consumers. Salmon farming in British Colombia must be brought to a complete stop immediately.

Salmon farming must be halted in order to prevent further harm of local wildlife. Fish are farmed in open net enclosures, this means any disease that the farmed fish have is easily transferable to
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Salmon Farming in British Colombia

You are at a midsummer barbeque, you are about to take a bite of a mouth watering salmon burger, but have you considered the consequences the salmon you are about to eat has? Salmon farming is damaging to local wildlife and for this reason it is crucial that it must be halted. Salmon farming is damaging to British Colombia’s economy and must be terminated. Salmon farming must stop as it poses a health risk to its consumers. Salmon farming in British Colombia must be brought to a complete stop immediately.

Salmon farming must be halted in order to prevent further harm of local wildlife. Fish are farmed in open net enclosures, this means any disease that the farmed fish have is easily transferable to the wild salmon living in close proximity. In 2005 a disease called furunculosis spread throughout farmed Atlantic salmon on Vancouver Island. The disease killed 1.8 million farmed fish in a single hatchery; it is unknown how many wild salmon were affected by this outbreak. (www.farmedanddangerous.org) Farmed Salmon live in tightly packed groups, a perfect feeding ground for sea lice (Jansen, 2331). Sea lice attach themselves directly to salmon and feed off the blood and mucus found in the salmons skin. (Jansen, 2331) It is estimated that lea lice have put wild pink salmon “on a trajectory towards rapid local extinction and that a 99% collapse in pink salmon population abundance is expected in four salmon generations.” (qtd. in Ridell,

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