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A Fight About Fish Farms


Business  (tags: Fish, environment, food, endangered )

Susan
- 2760 days ago - money.cnn.com
Next time you order a shrimp cocktail, eat a bagel with smoked salmon or enjoy a tuna sandwich, know this: The world's appetite for fish is growing a lot faster than the oceans can supply them.



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nurith k. (93)
Sunday June 10, 2007, 7:41 am
get veg than every single fish and every single animal can live until they die of natural reasons!!!
 

Thanh Nguyen (10)
Tuesday June 12, 2007, 4:39 pm
That is very true! In about 30 to 50 more years there will be no more seafood!!!!!! If people would eat less fish, NOOO, if humans would just stop inhumanely fishing them. When we used to fish by smaller boats and and fish hooks, the ocean could replenish itself fine but noe since we have used those evil trawlers and fishing boats that catch fish by the tons they are killig the fishes too fast. Also these idiots hunt in the fishes MATING GROUNDS, so they will not reproduce more fish! OOOMMMMGGGGGGGG, can they get any more foolish?!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 15, 2007, 9:34 am
We have become a gluttenous society when it comes to the environment. We want more, we buy more, we eat more, we are consumed with commercialism and the need to have it all. It is a matter of time when we will have to face our consumption....if not us, our kids & grandchildren. I bet they sure will be grateful for what we have done & NOT DONE! Right now this generation wants to make the big bucks for themselves and let the future generation worry about all this later. Yes I know there are exceptional people now who does care and are doing something...but they are the minority. We need MORE people, commercial businesses, the fisheries and the like to start to be concerned...and do something to correct this mess. Hope is still our only choice that information like this article and people like us...can change directions of our human race.
 

Aaron V. (61)
Monday June 18, 2007, 9:52 am
You can do aquaculture the right way - closed systems without pollution, bivalves are relatively easy, like oysters, clams, mussels, but the move to open-ocean, off-shore fish farms growing popular seafood high on the trophic level, such as salmon or tuna have lots of possible problems - water pollution, genetic pollution of wild stocks, etc. Check out the excellent book, swiming in circles for details.
 

Virginia Duncan (41)
Tuesday June 19, 2007, 1:37 pm
Susan thanks for the info regarding fish farms. I've been working with wild salmon all of my life and in conservation in Canada for two decades. We've managed to keep fish farms from starting at the mouth of the Skeena River for a few years. Many native and non-native groups gathered two years ago to lobby the government to stop the opening of the fish farms. My long range goal is preserve the wild salmon for future generations. Wild salmon has long range benefits especially for the health and well being of aboriginal people. Each year for two to three years I worked in Moricetown Canyon Falls demonstrating the conservation practices of aboriginal people, to people from all over the world. That work is the most demanding, but by far the most rewarding work I've ever done in my life. My prayers go out to you and your comrades for your continued work in saving wild salmon. Peace & Love Virginia
 

j c. (1)
Monday June 25, 2007, 8:25 am
if you're interested check this out...
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/11/ecocity_farm.php
http://ecocityfarm.com/

 

One Love (130)
Monday July 16, 2007, 7:31 pm
Maybe if all we did was clean the oceans and the air, we'd have more fish than we could eat. The fish populations are down because pollution is up. Fish are like us, they thrive on oxygen. Pollution binds toxins with the water and the air to make to produce a posonious combination. Pollution causes the water and air to heat up, spread cancer to all living things as it destroys fish populations along with other species of life on the planet.

Climate change and the overall effects of pollution are related. Disease and imbalance on the Earth are related.

It's all related.

Peace,

Bryan
 

One Love (130)
Monday July 16, 2007, 7:37 pm
My point, with love, is that who needs farms, land or sea, if the Earth's natural resources are flourishing?

I think the Earth was designed for natural consumption but the sharing of the resources is done with the love of an Indian, that thanks God for the flesh that gives them life...
 
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