CTV News (August 17, 2023)
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Salmon returns exceed projections after farm removal

“The pink salmon returning to the Fraser River this summer are the first runs that migrated past the closed Discovery Islands farms from the river where they were born to the Pacific Ocean and now back to the Fraser to spawn,” says Don Svanvik – Hereditary Chief, ‘Namgis First Nation. “There is a direct correlation between fish farms and wild salmon – the fish farms have viruses, diseases and sea lice.”

Now that the open-net pen salmon farms are out of the Discovery Islands, we are seeing higher returns than forecasted.

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