Conservationist Tavish Campbell first captured the blood spewing out back in 2017 (Picture: Tavish Campbell)

A wastewater pipeline is still churning streams of blood and guts out into Canada’s largest wild salmon migration route.

Footage of the red plume billowing from the pipe’s mouth sparked outrage when it was first captured by photographer Tavish Campbell back in 2017.

He initially suspected a nearby salmon processing plant was pointing its waste pipe into the waters of the Discovery Passage channel, where sockeye salmon swim, Vice reported.

Mr Campbell sent a sample of the fluid to the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, where experts found it contained intestinal worms and Piscine Reovirus.

When his videos and reports went public, then-federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc pledged the fisheries and oceans department ‘must do more’ to protect wild salmon.

However, the underwater videographer and conservationist described the ‘sinking feeling to see the blood still pouring out’ when he dove in the same spot over the following two years.

Posting a clip of the bloody plumes on Instagram, Mr Campbell explained how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among the politicians who have promised to transition fish farms onto land from the ocean by 2025.

He also encouraged anyone concerned about the issue to write to the PM, local representatives and the relevant authorities, IFL Science reported.

The wastewater pipeline is churning streams of blood and guts into Canada’s largest wild salmon migration route (Picture: Tavish Campbell)
A sample found it contained intestinal worms and Piscine Reovirus (Picture: Tavish Campbell)





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