B.C.’s First Nations Leadership Council is calling for an immediate end to marine-based salmon farming in the province, following reports by B.C. fish farm owners that show 37 percent of facilities, or 19 farms across the province, exceed government sea lice limits.
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Meanwhile, much further south, in Chile, 875,000 cage-farmed salmon have just escaped in a storm. Chile’s Pacific Coast First Nations communities are none too happy about salmon farming either, I have read (nor is the Argentine Far South, with its Tierra del Fuego King crab fishery, not to mention its world-class sea-run brown fishery after the stocking a few small resident browns in 1935, to give the often Scottish sheep ranch managers something else to do other than drink in their spare time, had completely unexpected, down the timeline results – see linked second article).
A real scourge, these farms; they already have put paid to many a north-west Atlantic salmon river in my own country, Britain.