FISH-FARM ES­CAPEES KILLING OFF WILD SALMON

Asian Diver (English) - - News -

The news that farmed salmon, es­cap­ing from Nor­we­gian aqua­cul­ture fa­cil­i­ties, were mat­ing with wild salmon fre­quently enough to di­lute their ge­netic stock, was of se­ri­ous con­cern for con­ser­va­tion­ists. It means that wild salmon have de­creased ge­netic vari­abil­ity, which in turn makes them far more sus­cep­ti­ble to dis­ease, and even ex­tinc­tion.

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