12 Oct '11, 5pm

Ocean of trouble: Report warns of the dangers of offshore fish farming

Ocean of trouble: Report warns of the dangers of offshore fish farming

Offshore fish farms look tranquil above water, but a new Food & Water Watch report says that what happens below the surface is suspect. Photo: Simon Bradley Consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch (FWW) released a new report today criticizing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its aquaculture policy, which they say is promoting factory fish farming in offshore waters. It also raises a red flag about the future of genetically modified fish such as AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon -- a particularly timely concern, given the recent news about its FDA approval. Offshore aquaculture, is defined as fish farming done 3-200 miles offshore -- in other words, outside of waters regulated by states. The report comes after the agency released their final Marine Aquaculture Policy in June, which lays the U.S. framework for rules and regulations for all typ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-10-12-report-warns-of-the-...

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