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Diversifying salmon farms works UNB researcher - CBC ca

Author: Communications

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

Category: In the Media

Growing mussels and seaweed alongside farmed salmon makes sense financially and environmentally, a New Brunswick research scientist says.

Thierry Chopin at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John has been studying the benefits of growing the animals and plants together for 15 years, and has been working with the salmon aquaculture company Cooke Aquaculture to test the integrated system at eight salmon farms.

At $190-million a year, farmed salmon is New Brunswick's biggest cash crop. However, fish waste and uneaten feed pose environmental concerns and force farms to move their cages to let sites become clean.

Read the full story at CBC New Brunswick.