New Studies Show B.C. Fish Farms Increased Risks For Wild Salmon

Pacific salmon are likely exposed to increased risks from pathogens concentrated in fish farms on the West Coast, two new scientific studies indicate.

Young Fraser River sockeye salmon migrating past fish farms in the Discovery Islands were more than 12 times more likely to carry a potentially harmful bacteria, Tenacibaculum maritimum, than in other areas, according to a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

LINK (via National Observer)

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