Salmon farms were running

Chinook farms were operating during the 2010 Fraser River sockeye record high run

Re: Getting to the truth behind farmed salmon, Letters (Oct. 12)

Eddie Gardner manages not to “get to the truth,” but only to repeat statements that are very false.

His claim that the 2010 Fraser River sockeye record high run was because Chinook salmon farms were not operating when the sockeye swam by as juveniles and adults, is quite frankly, wrong.

The truth is Chinook farms were operating then and now on the east and west side of Vancouver Island. Therefore, the theory that Chinook salmon farming had an influence on the 2010 return of Fraser sockeye is not supported by fact.

Ian Roberts, Marine Harvest Canada

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