The Impact of Rising Mass Die-Offs Among Farmed Salmon

The mass die-offs among farmed salmon are increasing at an alarming rate, with warmer seas and reliance on technology being cited as contributing factors. This global assessment revealed that millions of farmed salmon have perished prematurely over the past decade, with countries like Norway, Canada, and the UK experiencing significant losses. The rise in mortality events, coupled with the environmental impact of salmon farming, has raised concerns among researchers and activists. As the aquaculture industry continues to expand, questions are being raised about the sustainability and ethics of farming practices. It remains to be seen how the industry will address these challenges and whether it can survive the increasing frequency of mass die-offs in major production centers. With potential local effects and threats to coastal communities, the future of salmon farming is uncertain.