Open net salmon farms are terrible for the environment, but Argentina is taking the eco-friendly step of banning fish farms off its coast. Salmon farming introduces toxins that contaminate surrounding waters, ultimately killing wild sea life. Intensive salmon farming can also lead to higher levels of sea lice and algae blooms and it reduces the availability of smaller fish in the oceans’ food chain. It takes five pounds of these fish to produce one pound of the more marketable salmon. Argentina is the first country to take this step to protect our oceans; we hope to see others follow soon.
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