Re: NANFA-- Speaking announcement for John Volpe (Atlantic

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 21:40:39 -0700

>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?

Among the reasons are Atlantics are easier to rear, their flesh is of a
high quality, and there's a worldwide market. Very little of the fish
produced are consumed in the area. The goal of aquaculture is profit. Fish
farmers aren't any different than field crop farmers in that respect.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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