Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mapping out BC's salmon farming activities

A new series of maps showing all operating Atlantic salmon farms during the out migration periods of 2007 to 2010 is being released by the Britsh Columbian Salmon Farmers Association today. "At this time of year, we hear questions about farms operating during the spring out-migration of wild salmon," said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association.

"As well as explaining how we manage our farms to protect those wild smolts, we wanted to create a resource for the general public, researchers and others who are interested in farm site locations." The series of four maps show all farms that were in operation at any point between March 1 and July 1, 2007 to 2010.

It also indicates which were first-year farms, and which had second year fish during those operations. The dots marking those locations are greatly amplified from the scale proportion of an actual farm so that people can easily see where these sites are located. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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