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I think you bring up a really good point about trying to find ways to help the declining population of Chinook salmon. It seems that people forget that the things that they have created have caused the rapid decrease in the wild salmon population (dams and over-fishing) and instead of targeting the direct reason for the decrease, their solution is to create this new food fish that only serves the purpose of feeding humans and whose existence only creates another way to decrease the wild salmon population. At the same time, you also bring up this valid point that some geographic locations can really benefit from Salmo domesticus. I think about how beneficial salmon fisheries in parts of South America are, so you are definitely right that what we need is a balance.

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