Scientists are warning against new legislation to grow Iceland’s fish farming industry, but industry is pressuring for a go-ahead
A five-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland’s wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the country.
Next month, a parliamentary bill is expected to extend farm licenses from 10 to 16 years, while omitting critics from oversight panels and handing primary monitoring powers to industry.
Original Title: Huge plans to expand Iceland's fish farms risk decimating wild fish populations
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/19/huge-plans-to-expand-icelands-fish-farms-risk-decimating-wild-fish-populations