image Marine biologist and science adviser Inka Milewsky said on September 7 that a news item recently circulated by the fish farming lobby misstates the conclusions in “Environmental impacts of coastal fish farming:carbon and nitrogen budgets for trout farming in Kaldbaksfjør7ur (Faroe Islands)” published by Nordi, et al in the Marine Ecology Progress Series.

“There is absolutely nothing new in the journal article regarding sediment impacts and recovery,” says Milewski. “ A key point, she quotes from the journal, is that “sediment chemistry quickly changes when fish waste is deposited and when fish farming stops, sediment chemistry recovers faster than than species. The pace and completeness of the recovery depends on the initial scale of the fish farm and the length of time it has operated in the same location.”