Mon Dec 16, 2013 01:49 PM CST

HALIFAX (Globe and Mail/Dow Jones) -- Jon Grant doesn't much care for the taste of Atlantic salmon.

But the Dalhousie University oceanographer is passionate about Atlantic Salmon farming. He says critics who argue it destroys the environment are relying on "rumor."

"Go to any place on the ocean in Nova Scotia and tell me if it's ruined. It's not," said Grant, who was awarded last week C$1.6 million and appointed the Cooke Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture to conduct research, map the ocean floor and devise models to determine how to improve this multimillion-dollar business. "It's rumor and it's ...

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