Re: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon Farming

Haas,Travis Charles (
Sun, 09 Nov 2003 16:43:09 -0600

Thanks to everyone who suggested information sources.

And to finally answer your question, Jay - yes, the focus
of my presenation will be Atlantic salmon farmed in the
Atlantic. As to my statement regarding salmon farming's
"impacts on the ocean environment," the basic research
I've done so far makes mention of tropical fish harvests
being used to feed the salmon, antibiotics being released
into the water, and large concentrations of fish waste
collecting at the site of the pens. So I guess I'm
already beginning to answer my own question. As to how I
will relate my topic to biodiversity: I will point out the
impacts of the above-mentioned pollution and the
interbreeding between captive and wild salmon.

Thanks again


On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 14:56:06 -0800
Jay DeLong <> wrote:
>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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