Á sama tíma og eldislax stráfellur í íslenskum fjörðum vegna kulda þá er eldislax að kafna í stórum stíl í nýsjálenskum fjörðum vegna mikils sjávarhita.
Vetur á norðurhveli og sumar á suðurhveli. Eldislax deyr.
Þetta er ömurlegur iðnaður og óboðleg aðferð við matvælaframleiðslu.
Í þessari sláandi grein í Marlborough Express í fer Clare Pinder yfir ástandið á Nýja Sjálandi.
„Hundreds of tonnes of salmon are suffocating at Pelorus Sound farms because stocking rates are too high, the water is warming up and there’s not enough oxygen for them to breathe. The dead fish are scooped up out of their cages, shipped to shore, loaded on to trucks, and dumped at the Blenheim landfill. …
Data provided by Marlborough District Council show that for January 2022 there were 54 truckloads (394 tonnes) of dead salmon dumped at the landfill. That’s on top of the 222 tonnes dumped the previous month.
The answer as far as NZKS is concerned is to apply for new farm sites on the edge of Cook Strait, in the hope it will be cooler. The company’s warning to the Stock Exchange prompted David Parker, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, to release a statement saying RMA reforms should make it easier to establish salmon farms.
Unfortunately the Government is taking at face value the claim by NZKS that water temperatures in Cook Strait are cool enough for sustainable fish farming. That is not the case.“