Marine Harvest and ENGO Reach Agreement

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
8 February 2010, at 12:00am

CANADA - Leading aquaculture company, Marine Harvest has reached an understanding with environmental groups in British Columbia.

According to reports in teh Canadian media, the aquaculture company and the Environmental NGO, the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR), have come to an understanding on two initiatives.

Marine Harvest is to go ahead with a commercial trial of a close containment system for salmon farming and it is to introduce an area based approach to sea lice managementin the Broughton Archipelago area.

A report in Fisj Farming Xpert says that Marine harvest will test the environmental and economic sustainability of closed containment technology.

It is also to use improved farm and area-based management to reduce the likelihood that farmed salmon would infect out-migrating juvenile salmon with sea lice in the Broughton Archipelago.

The reposrt says, Marine Harvest plans to design and secure funding for a commercial-scale closed-containment pilot project early in 2010.