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Fish Farms

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The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
the net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
no natal stream to be re-found,
the net-pen salmon swim around.
The net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
no natal stream to be re-found,
no swimming past Prince William Sound,
the net-pen salmon swim around.

All migratory urges drowned,
no natal stream to be re-found,
no swimming past Prince William Sound,
these pseudo-salmon now abound.

 


Read More:
Salmon fisher: spill is dangerous and ‘we shouldn’t have to deal with it’ [NPR]
Canadian fishing closures challenge search for U.S. Atlantic Salmon escape [Vancouver Sun]

John Beaton’s poetry is entirely metrical and has been widely published in media as diverse as Able Muse, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and Northwards Now (UK). He lives on Vancouver Island BC.

Image of “Ruakaka Bay Salmon Farm” by Sid Mosdell.

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