Frequently Asked Questions
"What would happen if salmon escape from your farm?"
If any salmon were to escape from our farms, research suggests the risk to wild salmon stocks are very low given the poor colonization habits of Atlantic salmon. They cannot interbreed with local salmon species.
We also report all escape incidents to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, as well as whether or not we were able to recapture any escaped salmon.
Looking for more information? Find out more below:
"Preventing farmed fish from escaping and interacting with wild fish populations is a priority for the aquaculture industry, governments at all levels, commercial and recreational fishers, Indigenous Peoples, and environmental advocacy groups."Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
"Environmental assessments by the US National Marine Fisheries Services, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office have concluded that the potential risk of Atlantic salmon colonization in the Pacific Northwest is low."R.M.J. Ginetz, BC Salmon Farmers Association
On the Risk of Colonization by Atlantic Salmon in BC Water