Aquaculture Pesticide May Kill Lobsters

Hauling traps off Digby, Nova Scotia. Wikimedia Commons (2005).

An article in Working Waterfront details the findings of a Canadian study indicating that a certain pesticide used to kill sea lice in Bay of Fundy pen-raised salmon may be killing local lobsters.

Although the salmon-farming industry has objected to the study, saying that it does not reflect a real-life ocean scenario, the study appears to show that the pesticide AlphaMax is harmful to lobsters.

To read the full article:

The Working Waterfront

CBC Video (October 29, 2010)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH_M2dVNBG8&feature

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