Farmed Salmon Escape Into B.C. Waters

December 31, 2019 By: Erin Block

An electrical fire at the Mowi fish farm in Queen Charlotte Strait “caused part of a net to collapse that enabled around 20,000 Atlantic salmon to swim into the nearby waters.” Wild salmon advocates warn the escape of farmed salmon “presents a serious threat to native Pacific salmon through transfer of pathogens and other associated risks.” Read more via The Georgia Straight.