AST Policy Statement on Aquaculture

Aquaculture and Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout It is beyond doubt that wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout can suffer from the presence of open pen salmon aquaculture, due primarily to a combination of harm from sea lice infestations and interbreeding with farm escapees. These problems have severely impacted individual populations of wild salmon and sea trout. It is for this reason the Atlantic Salmon Trust remains strongly opposed to unsustainable open pen aquaculture. The  Atlantic Salmon Trust recognises…


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