Salmon aquaculture and the problem of containment
In this project, I ask the question of what it means to contain something. I use the problem of containment in the aquaculture of salmonids to think through this question. In particular, I focus on salmon aquaculture on the south coast of Newfoundland. The stakes are high in practices that have to do with containing: these practices enact possible worlds and futures, ways of living and dying. So, it matters how containment is done. Particular forms of life, ways of living, landscapes, and industrial and capitalist constellations emerge through these containment practices. It is through these practices that certain worlds emerge, hold together or fall apart. To tackle a big question as ‘what is containment’, I will look at the kinds of spaces that are created through containment practices, both ones related to policy as well as those on the salmonid farms.