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Farmed Atlantic salmon and Pacific salmon can coexist

Farmed Atlantic salmon and Pacific salmon can coexist successfully in a marine ecosystem on the Pacific coast of Canada according to new peer reviewed research published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science

July 28, 2006

Farmed Atlantic salmon and Pacific salmon can coexist successfully in a marine ecosystem on the Pacific coast of Canada according to new peer reviewed research published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science.

This research led by principal investigator, Dr. Richard Beamish, focused on the 2002 brood year of pink salmon in the Broughton Archipelago and concluded that during active and viable salmon farming, wild fish showed high levels of marine survival.

The report authors conclude that levels of sea lice on farmed salmon and pink salmon could not have been harmful at the population level for the observed high marine survivals to have been achieved.

To read the full study, click here.

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