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Oceans: Some good news for wild salmon?

Wild sockeye salmon. Photo courtesy NOAA.

Study suggests there may be ways to reduce sea lice impacts on Pacific Northwest salmon populations

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Canadian researchers claim a simple change in the timing of treatment for sea lice has promoted better health in both farmed and wild salmon populations along the British Columbia coast.

The University of Alberta study focused on salmon farming operations  inthe Broughton Archipelago, between the mainland and the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The researchers describe the area as the historic ground zero for studying the impacts of aquaculture on wild Pacific salmon. Continue reading “Oceans: Some good news for wild salmon?”