The salmon industry is amongst the most rapidly growing industries in not only Canada but also in the whole world. With the increase of investors into the market, there has been increased competition which has led to the use of chemicals to increase the production of salmon (Heaslip 991). Salmon farming was initially generated and encouraged as the solution to the increasingly depleted wild stocks of salmon due to overfishing and their factors (Heaslip 988). However, it has recently developed into the factor that leads to increased depletion of the wild salmon stocks, among other environmental, health, and cultural problems. This paper aims at showcasing the problems associated with Salmon farming, provide recommendations and solutions, therefore, encouraging this practice.
Heaslip, Robyn. “Monitoring salmon aquaculture waste: The contribution of First Nations’ rights, knowledge, and practices in British Columbia, Canada.” Marine Policy, vol. 32, no. 6, 2008, pp. 988-996.
Robyn Heaslip’s (2008) article provides a distinct perspective on how the move towards salmon farming and aquaculture has led to adverse environmental and social effects on the Canadian society (Heaslip 988). The article mentions the various environmental effects of salmon farming and mentions that their biggest effect is in polluting the marine waters which leads to effects such as the food resources of the marine life being affected and with time affects their health (Heaslip 988). This can later be transferred to people if they use the affected marine life as sources of food (Heaslip 990).
One of the major effects of salmon farming that has greatly affected the communities that primarily depend on the wild salmon stocks is the negative effect that the farming has on the population of wild salmon. With the stock being depleted, these communities and the other individuals and businesses that majorly depended on them are left without a source of food and income (Heaslip 992). Fortunately, the paper generates a solution to the predicament that can also be one of the most relevant recommendations for the situation at hand (Heaslip 996). This is the use and incorporation of indigenous stewardship activities and the traditional ecological knowledge of such communities into the efforts to ensure the sustainability of the wild salmon stocks. This paper will be beneficial in generating recommendations for the problems facing the industry today.
Burridge, Les, et al. “Chemical use in salmon aquaculture: A review of current practices and possible environmental effects.” Aquaculture, vol. 306, no. 1-4, 2010, pp. 7-23.
Burridge et al. (8) provide a clear analysis of the various chemicals that are being used in the salmon farms and the effects they have on the environment. With the breakdown outlined in the paper, one can better understand the situation and the effects of the various practices being undertaken (Burridge et al. 9). In addition, the paper clearly presents the research gaps that exist within literature and presents data that will fill these gaps (Burridge et al. 9).
The paper also develops recommendations for the situation at hand and advises those wishing to invest in the field to first implement these methods that will not only prove to be beneficial to their business, but also to the environment and the wild salmon stocks (Burridge et al. 12). The article cites that data from most of the sources lack spatial and temporal details which makes it hard for policymakers to use this data to formulate solutions for the problems that are currently ailing salmon farming and the negative effects that it has brought about on the environment and society (Burridge et al. 15).
- Burridge, Les, et al. “Chemical use in salmon aquaculture: A review of current practices and possible environmental effects.” Aquaculture, vol. 306, no. 1-4, 2010, pp. 7-23.
- Heaslip, Robyn. “Monitoring salmon aquaculture waste: The contribution of First Nations’ rights, knowledge, and practices in British Columbia, Canada.” Marine Policy, vol. 32, no. 6, 2008, pp. 988-996.