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WFC B.C. Research Highlighted in Recent Article

WFC B.C. research highlighted in article targeting new Clayoquot fish farm proposal

Fish FarmWFC B.C. research highlighted in article targeting new Clayoquot Sound fish farm proposal.

"...The conservancy's research was prompted by a paradox in Clayoquot Sound -- it is a region with intact freshwater habitats yet wild salmon populations are in crisis. "Something is broken," said Thompson. Her research showed chum fry in fjords with salmon farms had higher lice infection rates than fry in fjords with few or no farms.
"Fjords with the most farms had the highest lice infection rates, while fjords with few or no farms had very low infection rates." However, she says her research is far from conclusive.
"Overall, it seems like sea lice may be part of what's broken for salmon in Clayoquot Sound, but the story is still incomplete and there are many other factors to consider."

Read the entire Westerly News article by Julia Prinselaar here.

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