46 escaped aquaculture salmon present in New Brunswick river

The Atlantic Salmon Federation needs solutions after eradicating 46 escaped aquaculture salmon from the Magaguadavic River in New Brunswick since Aug. 1.

Farmed fish pose a severe risk to wild Atlantic salmon within the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine, the group mentioned. The 2 forms of fish have vital genetic variations, and with spawning season nearing it’s of explicit concern. The breeding of farmed fish with wild salmon may end up in weaker wild inventory.

“We have now reported our discoveries to officers in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, however we haven’t obtained any details about what, if something, they’re doing to guard wild salmon from these escapes,” mentioned Jonathan Carr, ASF’s vice chairman of analysis and atmosphere.