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On the Farm

salmonfishfarm150ss.jpgIs salmon farming (or "ocean ranching") having a negative effect on the population of wild salmon? CBS's 60 Minutes investigates claims that salmon farming destroys its immediate environment and can potentially harm wild fish populations: According to scientists, the wild salmon population in British Columbia "hit a historic low" back in 2009, with disease transmission from farmed fish one of many "potential" causes. [CBS]