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Concluding part of Larry Dill discussion on Net Pen Aquaculture.

The Coastal Watershed Institute, Wild Salmon Center, Sierra Club Activist Network, Olympic Peninsula Chapter Surfrider Foundation, and partners sponsored a presentation to promote understanding and dialog about open net pen aquaculture, including recent proposals for our area.
The discussion included:
The impacts that salmon farms can have on wild salmon stocks
Recent research on sea lice and other pathogens.
How the iconic Fraser River sockeye salmon have been put at risk by salmon aquaculture.
Degradation of the bottom communities below the farms.
Pollution, by-catch of other fish species, escapes, and inadvertent or intentional reduction of marine mammal populations.
New potential open pen aquaculture projects near Port Angeles.

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