Pure Salmon Campaign Calls on Marine Harvest to Reform Environmental Performance
Mismanagement continues to undermine world’s largest producer of farmed salmon
For the past week, representatives of the global Pure Salmon Campaign coalition have been in
“Since 2005, seven
While disease outbreaks and labor problems pose major obstacles for
These same open net salmon pens allow thousands of fish at a time to escape easily when there are rough seas and high waves. Other small scale escapes, dubbed “leakage” by the industry, occur daily from poorly maintained pens.
“While massive escapes often make headline news, the daily, unreported leakages from open net salmon farms can be equally devastating to the surrounding marine ecosystem,” said
The fish feed issue is yet another problem affecting the farmed salmon industry. It takes significant quantities of wild fish to provide sufficient food for farmed salmon. A 2000 study in the journal Nature calculated that more than three pounds of wild fish (anchovies, herring, sardines, menhaden) are needed to produce one pound of farmed salmon.
The Pure Salmon Campaign filed a shareholder resolution with
The Pure Salmon Campaign is a global coalition with partners in
SOURCE Pure Salmon Campaign