Enviros spawn a wild plan

Desperate to save wild salmon from the dangers posed by fish farms along the coast of British Columbia, environmentalists have hatched an inventive plan to keep the fish out of harm’s way.

People from native organizations, eco-tourism businesses and other environmentalists say they can successfully scoop up hundreds of thousands of the juvenile fish near spawning grounds and transport them by boat past the fisheries on the central coast, Globe and Mail reported. Under normal circumstances, the young fish would be exposed to sea lice during their travels past five fish farms.

Environmentalist and scientist Alexandra Morton told the newspaper that the idea is doable. But the plan reportedly also is a way to urge government officials to force out the salmon farms along the route.