(Re: “Blue herons identified as significant juvenile salmon predator,” article, the Local, March 11)
If the point of the new UBC study is to identify predators of juvenile salmon, shouldn’t we take into account the sea lice generated by the salmon farms? Well-established science shows that sea lice from fish farms kill out-migrating juvenile salmon. Publishing the fatality rate of this corporate predation would give this article some perspective. Blue herons and other species that are a part of our commons are just doing what they have always done. We are the ones out of sync with our food chain.
How about a study to manage ourselves?
Guy Tremblay, Xwilkway