The plan would take decades to fully implement, and it focuses on strategies such as removals of dams, installations of fish passages and increasing the number of salmon that survive in the ocean. It states that the estimated cost is about $24 million per year, not including money federal departments already spend on salmon recovery work.
Biologists aren’t sure what’s up, but they are paying attention.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)SEATTLE — Washington state officials have canceled an Atlantic salmon farm lease belonging to a company that also operates another salmon farm where more than 160,000 adult fish escaped into the Puget Sound last summer. Public Lands State Commissioner Hilary Franz says the decision is final with no room for negotiation, The Seattle Times reported in…
The fact that none returned this year is bad news for the fish’s population in Maine and Canada.
NORTHFIELD, Wis. — A new fish farm and greenhouse operation in western Wisconsin is trying to change the seafood industry with its indoor aqua-hydroponics system. Fish farm-greenhouse enterprise Superior Fresh in Northfield opened its indoor Atlantic salmon farm Thursday, The Leader-Telegram reported. The one-acre fish farm can produce up to 120,000 pounds of Atlantic salmon and 40,000 pounds of rainbow trout each year. The nutrient-rich…
It hasn’t come easy, and the process will require continued human intervention to make sure the salmon that hatch in Vermont’s Winooski River or New York’s Boquet River can make it to the lake and then return when it’s their time to reproduce.
Fish farms getting an assist from chickens; discovery could have global implications for Atlantic salmon industry
Researchers are using oil that comes from a gland on chickens’ tails to improve survival at fish farms; the oil reportedly also could be used to domesticate wild fish like walleye and allow them to be farmed.
Atlantic salmon face a number of challenges in the wild, ranging from the presence of river dams to continued fishing pressure off of Canada and Greenland.