Atlantic Salmon Federation on Placentia Bay Aquaculture

Massive open-pen operation may threaten 19 wild salmon rivers

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Norway-based Greig Seafarms wants to build a massive open-pen salmon farm, with 7 million fish, in Placentia Bay, on the southeast coast of the island of Newfoundland. And the province gave them a helping hand, by taking a pass on conducting an environmental assessment of the project. With 19 wild-salon rivers connected to the bay, the Atlantic Salmon Federation is deeply concerned. In this episode, Lawrence explores the issue, and how we can balance environmental and economic goals.

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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.