Salmon Escapes from B.C., Scottish Farms Renew Controversy

"VICTORIA, B.C. — The latest mass escape from a B.C. fish farm has led to renewed calls from the NDP to change how the farms are run.

About 40,000 Atlantic salmon escaped last Friday from a Marine Harvest Canada farm off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

The NDP is demanding the Liberals replace open net pens with closed containment systems to protect wild salmon from fish farms but Agriculture Minister Steve Thomson won't make any commitments."

The Canadian Press had the story October 26, 2009.

See Also:

"Farmed Salmon Escapes in Canada and Scotland" (Scottish White Fish Producers' Association)

"Morton Renews Call for Judicial Inquiry" (The Tyee)

"Thousands Escape" (Ottawa Citizen)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009