The Atlantic Salmon Fish Farmers Call ASF’s Comments on Escapes “Fearmongering”
Susan Farquharson, Executive Director of the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, challenged statements made last week by the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) about the transparency of reporting farmed salmon escapes.
“Salmon farmers do not want to lose a single fish. Their fish are their livelihood. When escapes do happen, they are largely a result of extreme weather events. Occasionally escapes are due to equipment malfunction or human error when fish are being handled (i.e. harvesting, fish health inspections). Salmon farmers are already transparent about escapes,” Farquharson ...
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