RE: NANFA-- RE: WA State Lack of Regulation

Shireen Gonzaga (
Thu, 04 Nov 1999 07:43:18 -0500

> It seems the focus of discussions
> in the papers and elsewhere have been on how bad
> Atlantic salmon farming is because these fish can
> spawn in Pacific rivers. Well, yeah, that's bad,
> but what are those fish doing in those rivers when
> they should be in the pens? I think what's bad is
> that the fish are escaping!

Iím not anti-aquaculture. I like a grilled salmon
steak as much as the next person. J, I think we agree
on all this. All Iím trying to express is that Iím
incensed by the total lack of responsibility and
accountablility on the part of some farmers. Responsible
farming involves spending more money to guard against
accidental releases. Clearly, this is not being observed
because some farmers couldnít care less about the
releases and their effect on native stocks.

It all boils down to money.


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