Salmon farming has been associated with sea lice infestations of wild juvenile salmon and wild salmon population declines in B.C.'s Broughton Archipelago. Despite a strong weight of evidence, the causal nature of these relationships has been highly contentious. A scientific consensus has been limited, in part, by an inability to adequately track the movement of these parasites between
farmed and wild salmon.
This peer-reviewed report looks at lice infestations on wild juvenile pink and chum salmon as they migrated past an isolated salmon farm down a long and narrow migration corridor in the Broughton Archipelago, BC.