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Farming salmon on land is possible, project suggests

Future of fisheries may not require fish to ever see the ocean

Courtesy of J. Armstrong/University of Washington
By Evelyn Boychuk CBC News January 6, 2014
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As its name implies, the Atlantic salmon has always been seen as an ocean dweller. But the Canadian fishing industry is on the verge of being able to grow this saltwater fish anywhere – including, hypothetically, in the prairie provinces.

The Namgis closed containment facility on Vancouver Island is the first salmon farm in North America to grow Atlantic salmon on a commercial scale in a completely land-based aquaculture system.

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