Now I ain't one for pontificatin', and I know you ain't much for listenin' anyways. So I'll get to it. You've had your run of this place for a long time. Too long. But see here: there's a new study in town.
Says here that Fraser river sockeye collected in yonder Discovery Islands had higher loads of sea lice than them Skeena river sockeye what don't pass salmon farms.
How much more? A dadgum order of magnitude is how much.
What's more, them Fraser fish that were collected downstream of the farms had more sea lice than the fish that were collected upstream of the farms. Seems pretty clear that them fish were picking up those varmints on their way past the farms - picking 'em up like the Santa Fe line picks up hobos.
Pickin' em up like hobos. Daggone if that don't just jangle my chaps.
Just goes to show that there ain't room for artificially elevated concentrations of them varmints and wild salmon in this here ocean.
So you open-net cage boys: if I were you, I'd be gittin' on.
Hell, I'd be runnin' for them hills, and takin' your whole dadgummed operation with you.
|Pictured: juvenile pink salmon with them varmints|