RE: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 9 Jul 2002 10:31:36 -0700

> Yes, safe in that regard. But let's not forget to mention the
> anoxic zones under and around the pens. You won't be finding any
> giant anemones there (or anything much besides bacteria). An
> aquaintance of mine dove around one once. He said the sludge was
> "best he could tell" 6 feet deep and the sulfur made him sick
> even though he had pure O2 going into his mouth.

Where was this? Waste is certainly a problem. The solution is another
problem :-) Pens are often placed in areas of currents to allow for
dilution and waste removal, and these currents are what can destroy the pens
and lead to escaping fish.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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