Open net salmon farming endangers wild Atlantic salmon not just through passing along diseases and inflicting deadly parasites on young wild smolt, but through escaping farmed salmon genetically altering wild Atlantic salmon through cross-breeding. Peer-reviewed scientific studies have documented the disastrous results. Check out the attached backgrounder.
THE ALTERNATIVE: Land-based closed-containment salmon farms remove the risk of escaping farmed salmon and offer salmon growers greater assurance their stock will still be there for market - and the wild Atlantic salmon will not be destroyed by the interactions with farmed fish. - See more at: http://www.asf.ca/open-net-salmon-farming-endangers-wild-salmon.html#sthash.BaGbU1Xm.dpuf