Pacific Salmon Foundation Recommends Removing Open-Net Pen Fish Farms

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C- The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) officially recommended that BC and Canada remove open-net pen fish farms and work towards implementing closed-containment salmon aquaculture.

Closed containment is a barrier technology that aims at restricting interactions between farmed and wild fish.

The PSF released the statement on their website on detailing this position on May 9th.

The recommendation comes in the wake of a research report released earlier in the week which says that Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), a virus present in many farmed salmon, may cause disease in BC’s Chinook salmon.

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