Soft-Sediment communities key to assessing impacts of salmon farms

12th June 2020

Studying soft-sediment communities is key to assessing the environmental impacts of salmon farms – and it’s helping salmon producers monitor and manage their operations for a sustainable industry, now and into the future.

IMAS researchers are regularly out sampling sediments, which means there’s often a stockpile of post processing to do.

It’s a huge undertaking to match what lives in the sediment with all the other physical and chemical intricacies of a system, and it involves many committed scientists.

Find out more about this work on the IMAS website, and how our resilient team made important adjustments so processing work could keep going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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