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What’s with all those net-pen farmed salmon escapes?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

“We were bad but we’re better now!” That’s a standard refrain whenever industries have nothing left to offer in their own defense. I’ve heard it time and again from the salmon farmers and the agencies that regulate them. To that end, new standards and licenses aimed at better preventing farmed fish from escaping open net-pens and re-capturing them when they do were added to the aquaculture regulations eight years ago. Nonetheless, 2008 was one of the worst years for farmed fish escapes setting a sixteen year high. (more…)