Monday, February 21, 2011

The relevance of sea lice, toxins and fish still debated

In Mr. Werring's effort to find discrepancy, he succeeds only in misinterpreting statements and misrepresenting a very good academic text. As I said in my letter, B.C.'s salmon farming industry is not subsidised by the government. While there are some research partnerships into innovation that receive direct targeted funding, companies here support themselves through their regular operations.

The Aquaculture Controversy in Canada, UBC Press 2010, lays that out clearly - showing that federal funding is directed to research and development and B.C. specific funds are focused on shellfish, first nations and research. Perhaps Mr. Werring didn't understand that the book as referenced in the title - refers to all aquaculture in Canada, while I represent finfish aquaculture in B.C.

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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