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BIV: Fish farmers tap ecology to sell land-reared salmon story

By Jen St. Denis, Business in Vancouver

As technology and public acceptance push closed-containment aquaculture into the mainstream, B.C. businesses are ramping up production of a new type of fish farming.

Closed containment breeds fish in large tanks on land. Proponents say it provides an alternative to open-net fish farms in the ocean, a practice that has come under attack from environmentalists and some scientists, who say it can spread disease to wild fish stocks.

Fish farmers tap ecology to sell land-reared salmon story (pdf 1.2mb)