Thousands of salmon escaped an Icelandic fish farm. The impact could be deadly
Aquaculture is bringing jobs and money to rural regions, but a huge escape of farmed fish in August could devastate local salmon populationsClad in black waders, Gu?mundur Hauker Jakobsson jumps into the River Blanda, whose freezing waters run down from the Hofsjökull glacier. Armed with a net, he casts around the ascending pools of the river's fish "ladder", built to aid wild salmon migrating up this powerful waterway from the sea.Within minutes, he pulls out a 15lb silver fish, which thrashes and writhes against the net, then another, then another - five in all. The wild salmon of the Blanda here in north-west Iceland are some of the largest and most athletic in a country where the rivers are considered among the world's best. King Charles has fished for salmon here, as have David Beckham and Guy Ritchie; Eric Clapton is a regular.Gu?mundur Hauker Jakobsson draws a salmon from the river Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/30/thousands-of-salmon-escaped-an-icelandic-fish-farm-the-impact-could-be-deadly
Zdroj: The Guardian