The Norwegian-owned salmon farming industry that has inundated BC’s West Coast with open net-pen feedlots invariably defends itself against accusations of causing environmental damage by insisting that no evidence exists to definitively prove any such charges. Aside from spooking and drowning marine mammals, using toxins, pesticides and antibiotics in the ocean, and depositing a fetid mess of sludge from fish feces and rotting feed fermenting beneath their net-pens, this defence is technically correct.

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