Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Farmed and dangerous: The controversy over salmon farming

Sophika Kostyniuk
 Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform

Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Pacific Forum 3:00 p.m.

Join Sophika Kostyniuk, California Markets Campaigner from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) to learn about the numerous environmental, human health, and socioeconomic impacts of salmon farming.

Find out about the history of this multibillion dollar industry, and recent global market trends. As concerns over environmental issues are mounting, you will learn about the various diseases and parasites that have been found on salmon farms, and how wild salmon runs have been suffering as a result of these outbreaks. Coastal communities and indigenous people have also been impacted by these farms as their traditional fishing and claming territories have been affected by the industrial ocean feedlots. Hear what efforts are underway to reform the current practices including feed, pen structures and waste water treatment.

As consumers, you are key to this process. Through your buying practices, you will influence industrial systems, and ensure that threats to oceans are minimized worldwide.

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