Closing in on Environmentally Sound Salmon Aquaculture: A Fresh Look at Closed Tank Systems
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Linwood Pendleton, Josh Whitney, Kim Bonine, Kristin Schmelz, Jay Ritchlin, Theresa Rothenbush, Leah Wahlberg
Partners: Raincoast Conservation Society, Friends of Clayoquot Sound, Conservation Strategy Fund
This report examines the economic rationale for shifting the environmentally unsustainable open net-cage aquaculture industry (implicated in disease transfer, pollution, harm to wild fish populations and a global net loss of fish used in feed) toward a sustainable, closed-tank model. This report was a joint project of the David Suzuki Foundation, Conservation Strategy Fund, Friends of Clayoquot Sound and the Raincoast Conservation Society.