Re: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon Farming

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 07 Nov 2003 15:53:40 -0500

Hey Travis, for a good portal to a bunch of information on the unfortunate
parts of caged Atlantic Salmon farming in the Pacific Northwest, go to
Escapees are successfully going feral and can interfere with the
reproduction of native salmonids. For example, the Atlantics spawn earlier
than the native species in rivers, so when the native species' fry emerge
they're eaten by the larger juvenile Atlantics already present. It's a
dreary but fascinating story of how an invasive exotic can quickly become a
major pain the a*s.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Haas,Travis Charles" <>
>Subject: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon Farming
>Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 14:25:56 -0600
>This is a request for assistance from the ranks of you knowledgable people
>who make up NANFA.
>I'm doing a presentation on Atlantic Salmon Cage Farming for a biodiveristy
>class and I would like some suggestions for good information sources. I
>will be focusing on it's impacts on the ocean environment as well as its
>impacts on the gene pool of the wild salmon. I've pretty much ignored the
>topic (and salmon in general) in my piscene reading, so I'm sort of at a
>loss on where to start. Any help would be very much appreciated.
>Travis Haas
>Lawrence University
>Appleton, WI

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