The debate about farmed salmon in Canada rages on between environmentalists, wild salmon fishers and the salmon farmers themselves.

The Globe and Mail’s June 2010 Report on Business presents some interesting statistics on aquaculture that should be considered when making management decisions on our coast.  Further, one could conclude from the numbers they present about the sheer size of the aquaculture industry (and the potential for affecting and being affected by other marine industries) that a comprehensive marine plan is needed on the coast to ensure that various industries and marine uses are considered concurrently to ensure the most efficient and equitable use of our valuable marine resources.