Closed Containment systems are a viable technology that have been used to successfully farm species, such as tilapia, trout, and salmon in Canada and other Countries for many years.
Benefits of Closed Containment:
- Can eliminate or reduce the risk of disease and parasite transfer to wild salmon
- Prevents contamination of marine environment by eliminating solid waste dispersal
- No escapes
- Creates long-term employment opportunities in coastal communities
- Supports development of modern, sustainable, green technology
- Protects other industries that are dependent on healthy marine ecosystems
- Multiple benefits to the industry (e.g., protection from catastrophic losses; conditions to optimize production; no predation; reduced cost of mitigating parasites and diseases; public support and market advantages for producing sustainable seafood)
Links: Closed containment Arctic Char and Rainbow Trout
Generally farmed shellfish have a beneficial impact on water quality in the areas they are raised. With low use of marine resources or pollution, moderate risk of escapes or disease, and good management farmed shellfish are SeaChoice “Best Choices”. Farmed shellfish makes a significant economic contribution to rural Atlantic communities.
Links: Farmed mussels, oysters, scallops and clams.