The Guardian (November 20, 2023)
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Salmon farm industry under scrutiny in Iceland

The open-net pen salmon farming industry has come under scrutiny in Iceland after thousands of farmed salmon escaped, raising fears over the threat to wild salmon from interbreeding.

Earlier this month, the @Guardian obtained film footage of diseased, dead and dying salmon on a farm after a sea-lice outbreak described as a “welfare disaster” by veterinary experts.

Icelandic singer, Björk, accused the Norwegian companies Mowi and SalMar of damaging “large areas of our fjords, marine life, animals and plants”. Mowi also operates open-net pen salmon farms in BC.

“The fight against the open-fishing industry is part of the fight for the future of the planet,” says Björk.

Read full article on The Guardian here.