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

Jeremy Tiemann (
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 07:54:23 -0500

This is not 100% true... farm raised Atlantic salmon (as with most,
if not all, farmed raised fish) that escape compete with and
hybridize with native Atlantic salmon, further degrading the quality
and quantity of the Atlantic salmon stock.

>Baring the local ecosystem damage the pens create from the compiling of wastes
>below... It wouldn't be such a big deal if they were using the Atlantic to
>farm the fish in pens because escapes aren't any problem there with Atlantic
>Salmon. However, to provide analogy... It would be just as backward thinking
>to farm Pacific Salmon in the Atlantic.
>wy is it a travetsy ? its who has the money and were they are,i think some
>peaple have better hook ups than others, if you get a better responce please
>let me know cause it sounds like a good thought.
>>From: "geoff and julie kimber" <>
>>To: <>
>>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Speaking announcement for John Volpe (Atlantic
>>Salmon) Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 19:11:07 -0400
>>just for my curiosity -
>>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
>>fish farmers giving for this travesty?"
>>Why don't they use pacific salmon, which are at least native to the area?
>>Geoff Kimber
> >Lexington,KY

Jeremy Tiemann
Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
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Champaign, IL 61820
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