Cherry picking statistics is a classic technique for pageviews (or book purchases).
A new book that claims to have done a "deep dive" into global salmon farming has done little more than repeat erroneous claims and outdated information that can be found in a quick search of internet headlines and blog posts.
The surge in demand for salmon as Canada's favourite seafood has also spawned a surge in misinformation about salmon farming that puts at risk this key driver of economic growth in coastal communities.
Less than one-third of seafood consumed in Canada is Canadian. Nourish & Choose Canadian Seafood are working to change that.
Salmon is Canada's #1 seafood of choice, and younger Canadians are eating more fresh salmon than ever before.
Without salmon farming, Newfoundland town would be just 'waiting to die' mayor says of industry that's saving Hermitage
But global players are still swimming against a tide of detractors
BC Salmon Farmers Association says that good salmon returns have nothing to do with the closing of fish farms
Recent statements issued to Vancouver media from anti-salmon farming campaigners are contrary to data and evidence
Canada's Salmon farmers respond to the federal government's decision to renew salmon farming licenses in British Columbia, Canada
The decision is a key validation of the importance of the salmon farming industry to rural, coastal communities and procedural fairness, but greater certainty is needed to build Canada's Blue Economy