Fears that thousands of escaped salmon could ‘pollute’ wild stocks on Newfoundland’s south coast

The escape of thousands of farmed salmon on the south coast of Newfoundland is a significant concern, as is the lack of public notification about the incident, the Atlantic Salmon Federation says. Cooke Aquaculture confirmed Monday that over the course of four days last week between 2,000 and 3,000 salmon escaped from the company’s fish farm in Hermitage Bay.,, The primary concern is that the escaped salmon will mate with wild salmon, which Sutton said will “pollute the genetics” and harm a salmon population already assessed as threatened. Interbreeding has already happened between wild and farmed salmon in the province. >click to read<10:24

One Response to Fears that thousands of escaped salmon could ‘pollute’ wild stocks on Newfoundland’s south coast

  1. Jeff says:

    Cooke aquaculture you need to learn to rig and maintain your sites better. This isn’t a problem for The company I tend to on the west coast. Quit making a bad name for everyone.

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