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Big fish farms not necessarily most polluting

Source: The Ecologist, ENN, Date: March , 2010

Aquaculture industry urged to look at location and management techniques to reduce the environmental impact of rapidly expanding sector

Bigger fish farms do not necessarily have a greater impact on their surrounding marine ecosystems, according to an analysis of Scottish fish farms.

Researchers from Oceanlab at the University of Aberdeen studied data from 50 salmon and cod farms collected by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

 

Contrary to popular belief, they found that location rather than the size of the fish farm was a more significant factor in predicting its environmental impact.


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