Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The war on farmed salmon wields defective studies

Canada has the largest coastline in the world and we’re right next door to the world’s largest seafood market: the United States. If there’s one industry that Canada should be developing, it’s aquaculture. Northern B.C. and Nova Scotia, the places where fish farming could provide hundreds of jobs, are some of the poorest parts of Canada.

Aquaculture avoids the worst risks of commercial fishing, such as over-fishing and by-catch. Yet, ironically, the biggest obstacle facing the aquaculture industry is opposition from environmentalists. In British Columbia, a “war on fish farmers” has been declared. More than 20,000 people signed a petition to close salmon farms “Don’t buy farmed salmon anywhere. Phone your local hospitals and find out if farmed salmon is served to patients,” says a brochure from the David Suzuki Foundation. Read more ...

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

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment