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June 12, 2014 by No Comments | Category Marine News from other Organisations

MSCC News: 12 June 2014

During the summer months of 2012 a large scale iron fertilisation experiment took place across a patch of sea west of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, in contravention of international agreements. Beginning with 90 tons of iron sulphate in July and followed by 10 tons of iron oxide in August and some days later a further 10 tons of iron sulphate and 10 tons of iron oxide, the three part iron fertilisation experiment was carried out with a view to improving salmon catches which had been dwindling in recent years.

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