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National and international (Borgia et al, 2009) science shows that open pen salmon farming risks are not limited to and may include the following harms:

1.    Faecal matter from farmed salmon feedlots cause high levels of sulphides that have deleterious effects on sea bottoms, biodiversity, eel grass, rock weed, lobster and wild fish (herring, mackerel) habitats and nurseries, shorelines, and wildlife (Milewski 2011).

2.    Full recovery of fallowed sites (eg. Port Mouton and Shelburne) is slow and incomplete (Milewski 2011).

3.    Chemicals (legal and illegal) administered to salmon feedlots to kill sea lice and other diseases common to farmed salmon are lethal to lobster, lobster larvae, and deleterious to sea urchins and scallops. (Wiber et al. 2012)

4.    Salmon feedlots endanger the genetic and health viability of wild salmon (Thorstad et al. 2008).

5.    Visible and chemical analysis confirms that areas of open pen salmon feedlots despoil waters and shorelines with algae blooms and slimes causing hypoxia and even methane gas release (Milewski 2011).

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