Agriculture and Environment: Salmon | WWF

Agriculture and Environment: Salmon


There are BMPs for salmon aquaculture at both the site and the landscape level.

Clearly, making sure that net cages are put in the least damaging places and that they are operated in ways to reduce their impacts are both important strategies to reduce the overall environmental impact of the industry.

Other factors are also important. For example, salmon aquaculture has received rather fewer public resources that might be expected given the phenomenal growth of the industry.

This suggests that there may be some room to negotiate with governments to help fund some of the transition costs to more sustainable production.

To date, technologies have been developed and deployed around the world faster than the understanding of their consequences or unintended impacts on nontarget organisms or ecosystem functions (Whoriskey 2000).


Extracts from "World Agriculture & Environment" by Jason Clay - buy the book online from Island Press

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