Photo: Farmed Salmon Decimating Wild Salmon Worldwide



An elevated view shows an Atlantic salmon farm off Vancouver Island in Canada.

Wild salmon populations in proximity to such cultivated fish plunge by more than 50 percent because of diseases and interbreeding, according to the first global study of the impacts of salmon farms.

Photograph by Paul Nicklen/NGS


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