Statement from Andrea Kavanagh, Manager of the Pew Environment Group’s Salmon Aquaculture Reform Campaign, on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Voting to Allow Fish Farms in Federal Waters
“Rushing to allow open ocean aquaculture in the
“Environmental concerns must play a critical role if and when we create national standards for offshore fish farming. For too long, untreated waste, escapes and disease have plagued the aquaculture industry. We cannot ignore their impacts on our fragile ocean ecosystems.”
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SOURCE Pew Environment Group