$135 Million in Disease Compensation

Since 1996 the salmon aquaculture industry in Atlantic Canada has attracted more than $135 Million in compensation from taxpayers, most especially related to Infectious Salmon Anemia, which spreads through the open water, and is deadly to other fish besides the farmed salmon.

There is an alternative: Land-based closed-containment salmon farms are removed from the source of infection, and these operations naturally safeguard wild fish from the deadly disease.

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Compensation Backgrounder (Jan 10, 2014) 173.4KB