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Comment on "Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon"

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Science  19 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5909, pp. 1790
DOI: 10.1126/science.1156341

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Krkošek et al. (Reports, 14 December 2007, p. 1772) claimed that sea lice spread from salmon farms placed wild pink salmon populations “on a trajectory toward rapid local extinction.” Their prediction is inconsistent with observed pink salmon returns and overstates the risks from sea lice and salmon farming.

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