Maybe you thought farmed salmon was a responsible way to consume some tasty fish without threatening the environment? Staying away from over-fished wild species?
Well, some recent research in the Pacific Northwest is not encouraging. The farmed salmon in both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans are Atlantic salmon. U.S. Forest Service research shows there is some threat of the farm salmon (PDF) getting loose, then spreading. They could become the next wild boar or rock pigeon, shoving their way into the environment and moving aside some at-risk native fish.
Well, step one: some farmed salmon have gotten loose. … Read more