Agriculture and Environment: Salmon

Better Management Practices: Siting of Operations

The salmon aquaculture industry is centred in areas where many salmon populations are in a crisis.

While the industry may not have been the primary cause for the decline of wild salmon populations, the first step to their effective recovery will have to be eliminate, or at least reduce substantially, the impacts of the aquaculture industry (Whoriskey 2000).

One way to do this at both the farm and the landscape level is to integrate risk analysis into the review process for siting hatcheries and farms.

Credits

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

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