Overview of Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative (BATI) program
Through the Broughton Aquaculture Transition Initiative (BATI) program, PSF is proud to work with several area First Nations as a partner, conducting regular monitoring in and around the active and de-commissioned open-pen net salmon farms.
In this video, you’ll hear about the BATI priorities and the work PSF is conducting in the Broughton Archipelago to study the presence of infectious agents in and around open-net fish farms. By using environmental DNA (eDNA) technology, the team studies tiny DNA fragments shed by organisms in the water. This methodology is important for early detection of infectious agents.
Through engagement with provincial and federal governments, the initiative aims to reduce the impacts of finfish aquaculture on Broughton area wild Pacific salmon as the farms transition by 2025.