Can anyone tell me why atlantic salmon are commerically farmed in the
pacific? I don't mean "Is this a good idea" - I mean "What lame excuses are
fish farmers giving for this travesty?"
Why don't they use pacific salmon, which are at least native to the area?
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From: "Jay DeLong" <thirdwind_at_att.net>
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 12:55 PM
Subject: NANFA-- Speaking announcement for John Volpe (Atlantic Salmon)
> >DR. JOHN VOLPE, Assistant Professor of Fisheries and Invasion Biology,
> >University of Alberta, will present his research on interactions between
> >Atlantic and Pacific salmon, to audiences in Washington State during the
> >week of Oct. 14-17, 2002.
> >Tuesday: Brown bag lecture at noon at the Jefferson County Public
> >Oct. 15. To pre-register contact Kathy Pool in Port Townsend at
> >poolenge_at_olypen.com or call 360-385-4442
> >SPEAKER: Dr. John Volpe, University of Alberta
> >TOPIC: Atlantic Salmon colonization of British Columbia and Washington
> >State streams.
> >DATE: Tuesday, October 15th
> >TIME: Noon
> >PLACE: Jefferson County Library in Port Hadlock
> >Wild Olympic Salmon is sponsoring the above presentation at the Jefferson
> >County Library in Port Hadlock at noon on Tuesday October 15th. We invite
> >everyone to listen to Dr. Volpe's research findings on Atlantic Salmon
> >Colonization. See more about Dr. Volpe's work at
> >Dr. Volpe is an Assistant Professor of Invasion and Fisheries Biology at
> >the University of Alberta and his research explored the invasion ecology
> >aquaculture escaped Atlantic salmon. Currently, his research interests
> >include the influence of the aquaculture industry on the biology of
> >BC including Atlantic salmon escapees, farm effluents and sea lice.
> >will share startling results from the six years he studied feral Atlantic
> >salmon on Vancouver Island, also providing an explanation for the failure
> >of historical Atlantic salmon introductions to British Columbia and
> >demonstrate how conditions now favor Atlantic salmon colonization. Dr.
> >Volpe will conclude by reviewing the current state of knowledge regarding
> >the array of issues facing the aquaculture industry which viewed
> >have led some to propose that salmon farms represent time bombs set
> >B.C. and Washington State coastal communities.
> >Barbara Nightingale
> >Marine Resource Specialist
> >701 58th Street
> >Port Townsend, WA 98368
> >Sharing his research of six years spent studying feral Atlantic salmon on
> >Vancouver Island, Dr. Volpe provides an explanation for the failure of
> >previous introductions and demonstrates how conditions are now more
> >Dr. John Volpe received his education at the Universities of Guelph and
> >Victoria and is presently Associate Professor of Fisheries Ecology at the
> >University of Alberta in Edmonton. His 2001 paper, published by the David
> >Suzuki Foundation, is entitled Super unNatural - Atlantic Salmon in BC
> >Waters and is available on the web at
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