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Fish Farming: The Hazards, Environmental Impacts

Posted by feww on January 8, 2008

Fish, Antibiotics, Pesticides, Toxic Materials

Has the state of the fish farms improved or deteriorated in the past five years since the following report was released?

“The idea that farmed salmon is good for the environment is a myth, the groups said. They pointed out that a typical salmon farm, which packs hundreds of thousands of fish into an array of sea cages moored just offshore, discharges a wide range of pollutants into fragile ecosystems in places such as Downeast Maine. Over the years, these pollutants have included: antibiotics, pesticides, toxic materials used to coat the cages, thousands of tons of fish waste products, and escaping farm-bred fish themselves, which threaten the survival of wild salmon because they can interbreed and spread disease and parasites. Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon were placed on the federal Endangered Species List in November 2000.”

Full Report:
Groups Call For Action To End Environmental Abuses By Salmon Farming Industry

2 Responses to “Fish Farming: The Hazards, Environmental Impacts”

  1. edro said

    Laura – Thanks for the interesting link. Fish farming has much in common with corn-based ethanol production. The latter is also contributing to the expanding dead zones, especially in the Gulf of Mexico.

  2. laurablood said

    Ive been researching fish farming also and you may find this article interesting-
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/mar/06/environment.ethicalfishing

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