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Rethinking Salmon Farming

Rethinking Salmon Farming | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Traditionally, environmentalists have discouraged consumers from eating farmed salmon due to the negative impact aquaculture can have on the environment, but a new set of farming standards developed in 2010 (called the Aquaculture Stewardship Council) is leading the way toward healthier and more sustainable salmon fishing.

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Blue Planet Society: Ecological disaster as 300,000 farmed salmon lost?

Blue Planet Society: Ecological disaster as 300,000 farmed salmon lost? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Over 300,000 farmed salmon have been 'lost' by Meridian Salmon when 12 salmon cages broke loose in Shetland on Christmas Day. A spokesman for Meridian said “It’s important to make a distinction between fish loss and fish escape. Over 300,000 adult Atlantic salmon were involved in the incident, but it remains unclear whether an escape of live farmed fish did occur or whether the fish died during the incident.”

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Salmon Use Magnetic Field–Based Internal Maps to Find Their Way

Salmon Use Magnetic Field–Based Internal Maps to Find Their Way | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Even salmon raised in captivity have an innate sense of how to reach their oceanic foraging grounds
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