Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon

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Abstract Rather than benefiting wild fish, industrial aquaculture may contribute to declines in ocean fisheries and ecosystems. Farm salmon are commonly infected with salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), which are native ectoparasitic copepods.…

DFO’s Aquaculture Policy Framework

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Summary Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms in marine or fresh water. It implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, and protection from predators and disease.…

Fisheries, Ocean Ranching and Aquaculture: Economic Gain Spatial Analysis (Draft August 2003)

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Summary The terms of reference for this project include answering the following key questions: What are the best types of economic gain for this region? How would these gains be obtained? What is the potential size and structure of the gain?…

A global assessment of salmon aquaculture impacts on wild salmonids

Abstract Since the late 1980s, wild salmon catch and abundance have declined dramatically in the North Atlantic and in much of the northeastern Pacific south of Alaska. In these areas, there has been a concomitant increase in the production…

Biodiversity and Fisheries: A Primer for Planners

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Summary This document is one of eight thematic studies designed to provide guidance to biodiversity planners to mainstream biodiversity into sectoral and economic policy development and planning. -- Excerpt from the report