Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NOAA Hearings on Aquaculture


NOAA is working to revise our federal policy on aquaculture, specifically fish farming in US waters and is seeking public input through a series of hearings. This Thursday April 22nd at 6PM, NOAA will be hosting a listening session in at the Seattle Aquarium where the public will be given the opportunity to voice opinions and concerns about aquaculture in US waters. It is critical that the public turns out and demostrates strong opposition to open net pen salmon farming. Norwegian corporations control the bulk of the salmon farming industry and have an extremely effective lobby making it essential that the public take every opportunity to voice opposition to expansion of open net pen fish farming into US waters. Salmon farming has devastated salmon stocks in Southwestern British Columbia and will do the same here if it spreads into US waters.

Details on the Listening Session.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
6:00pm
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Readers who cannot make it to the listening session can also submit comments online at
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/aquaculture/policy1/#comment

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