Archived Project

Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign

overview

Salmon can be farmed sustainably with minimal ecological damage, but the industry must adopt standards to protect the environment. For the past two decades, farmed salmon has become a major source of seafood, outselling wild-caught salmon 4 to 1. This has led to:

  • High demand for wild forage fish used to feed increasing numbers of farmed salmon.
  • Nutrient and chemical pollution in once-pristine marine ecosystems.
  • The spread of parasites and diseases to wild juvenile salmon.
  • Extensive escapes of farmed fish into the wild.

Media Contact

Andy Fisher

Senior Director, Communications

202.540.6559