Pacific pink salmon are overabundant

I'm visiting during the hatchery's ponding procedure, when pink salmon fry are transferred from freshwater to saltwater enclosures.

This is the first stage before the hatchery releases 60 million paper-clip-sized pink salmon into the ocean next summer.

Salmon farming is occasionally called "wild caught" by seafood marketers. 

My purpose is to understand the sector, which is largely managed by NGOs supported by hatchery fish sales.

Growing scientific data shows that industrially generated fish are flooding marine ecosystems, affecting everything from plankton to whales.

This is the first stage before the hatchery releases 60 million paper-clip-sized pink salmon into the ocean next summer.

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