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News of Atlantic salmon can be good and bad in the same week.

The excitement of the largest salmon river dam removal in North American history continues to echo. John Holyoke of the Bangor Daily has an interesting recent column on the dams to come down on the Penobscot - and the positive aspects for anglers.
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=629

On the other hand, what do you do when 138,000 farmed Atlantic salmon escape? Apparently very little. Read more about the very latest of THREE recent cage failures in NEW BRUNSWICK. Time to keep our wild salmon healthy and give them a good chance for the future.
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=631

Is the escape of interest? By Monday, articles had been carried by more than 50 news sources, including this article that ties it in with wild salmon numbers:
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=635

Aquaculture mismanagement is a trans-Atlantic affair. Last week, the Atlantic Salmon Trust in the UK accused the Scottish government of ineffective salmon aquaculture management that places wild salmon at risk, as noted in The Scotsman.
http://www.asf.ca/news.php?id=632
 

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another 138,000 escaped!! bad enough they escaped and NOW they are looking for solutions. then in the same artical they claim since the only time they tried raising them on shore it failed(and i'd like to see the real info on that - this is not rocket sience!!)..so by them it can never work - yah, right. they must think we are all idiots! i hope the govenment offials didn't beleive this bs like they did the insureance companies. and since they are off grand manan, has this given them some waver for only fundy salmon for breeding stock? if so - close it down!!! then they make some even more wild claims! first that the salmon will die anyway (really, since they were being raised in the same waters! they may get skinny and some die of lack of food, but this is the bay of fundy, full of small water life). then they said that hybreds of farmed salmon and normall stocks are not viable and will quickly die - what a load of bull crap! that is simpley not true! not unless they were sterilizing all their parr!?
the paper should go after them for such a load of bs!! are they one of the farms being looked into for the poisoning? they are in the right area and their explanations don't seem to make much sense!!!
 

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From what I hear the owner had all 138,000 in two pens/cages which is 2 to 3 times the number recommended and to top that off the site is in an area known for its bad currents. If the owner is as committed to preventing the loss of fish as he states in the press coverage why would he pack the cages in an area known for its current? And why did it take days to respond to the escaping fish? Should there even be a site in any area where you can't immediately respond to a situation where fish are escaping? More importantly - Who's policing this industry?
 
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