Re: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon Farming

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 07 Nov 2003 14:56:06 -0800

>This is a request for assistance from the ranks of you knowledgable people
>who make up NANFA.
>I'm doing a presentation on Atlantic Salmon Cage Farming for a
>biodiveristy class and I would like some suggestions for good information
>sources. I will be focusing on it's impacts on the ocean environment as
>well as its impacts on the gene pool of the wild salmon. I've pretty much
>ignored the topic (and salmon in general) in my piscene reading, so I'm
>sort of at a loss on where to start. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Travis, I'm not sure this list is the best place to go actually :-) With
the gene pool focus it seems you're looking into Atlantics in the Atlantic
Ocean, right? There are something like 50 times more farmed fish in pens
in the Atlantic Ocean than wild fish in those same waters. You should find
a fair amount of information from agencies and public groups in NE states
like MAine and eastern Canada Provinces with a click or two on Google, but
since US and Canadian production is less than 10% of world production of
farmed Atlantic salmon, look for info from across the Ocean, too.

Can you try to explain what you mean by "impacts on the ocean environment",
and have you received any instructions about how to relate your topic to
the biodiversity theme of your class?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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