Salmon Ceasefire

Wrap your head around this factoid. Alaska dumps 1.8 billion hatchery salmon into the ecosystem.

Alaska’s salmon farmers and their critics have come to an agreement that the almost 2 billion hatchery fish the 49th state dumps in the Pacific Ocean each year at warrant an annual state review.

The meeting of minds came Friday after a day-long meeting of a committee of the state Board of Fisheries to discuss how little is known about the potential consequences of what the state prefers to call its “ocean ranching” industry.

LINK (via: Craig Medred)

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