CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH -- AND SHOULD WE?'
Fish Swim Freely In the Ocean, Creating A Crucial bio ecosystem that
supports itself and the planet. When the ocean is out of balance, so is the planet...and it is playing a major part in climate change.
Factory-Farming Fish in cramped, almost motionless quarters, fed by humans with a limited diet, bred not by natural selection as they would in the wild, with the antibiotics and pesticides for lice that must be used when raised in confined cages in large quantities, should be thought through very carefully.
Another huge animal corporate factory farming business looms where the bottom-line drives decisions (Corporate trawlers have already emptied out and wrecked our oceans) and, as with the mega pig and chicken factory farms, where profits override the welfare and health of the animals "produced" for human consumption, here we have NO regulations, NO Oversight, NO labeling in place. So... what are we eating? Have we simply sacrificed our oceans for another huge global corporate business that writes its' own laws and keeps us all on the glowing public relations wheel until we have completely ravaged the environment, nature, and her natural, crucial biodiversity to the point of extinction and humans get sicker and sicker along with the planet? Deforestation, poisoning of our soils, water and food, massive extinction of our animals and wildlife...all for the bottom line, are contributing to climate change..remember this. Perhaps, this time, we can get ahead of the game and create a truly sustainable, legal value-based practice that is for the good of all species on this planet, not just for Wall Street @pdjmoo
▶ WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp
TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER
Conservation Magazine, University of Washington
Ten thousand years ago, humans made the shift on land from hunting and gathering to farming. Now the same transformation is taking place at sea....
Many of today’s coastal fish farms have decimated habitat and spread disease into local fish populations. Making matters worse, fish farms represent a net drain on populations of wild fish, which are often caught just so they can be ground into feed for salmon and other species.
Despite these concerns, a shift is underway. Some members of the environmental community are concluding that widespread aquaculture must be pursued if we are to save the oceans and feed the planet. Aquaculture production must double by 2050 just to keep up with per capita demand. But merely scaling up current methods would only exacerbate the problems.
In other words, the world needs new, sustainable aquaculture practices, and it needs them fast. It took 10,000 years for domestic agriculture to transform the land, but viable ocean farming schemes must be developed in one one-hundredth of that time if they are to forestall the oceans’ demise. This urgency is spurring some leading environmentalists and scientists to lend their knowledge and support, instead of their opposition. In a recent lecture, the renowned marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson discussed the threat of overfishing and announced, “the most important scientific challenge we now face is how to make aquaculture ecologically sustainable.”... http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/
Oceana, July 22, 2014
▶ CHILEAN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY FOUND TO USE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF ANTIBIOTICS WORLDWIDE http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/07/chilean-salmon-industry-found-to-use-highest-amount-of-antibiotics-worldwide
Quartz, July 21, 2014
▶ AMERICA CATCHES SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST SALMON BUT EATS SOME OF THE WORST. Instead of demanding their own Pacific salmon, Americans are mostly eating the blander-tasting, farmed Atlantic variety imported from countries like Norway and Chile, or other farmed fish from China. The crazy export, re-import business of wild fish http://qz.com/234197/america-catches-some-of-the-worlds-best-salmon-but-eats-some-of-the-worst/
Epoch Times, July 15, 2014
▶ 5 REASONS TO AVOID FACTORY-FARMED FISH http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/802171-5-reasons-to-avoid-factory-farmed-fish/
Business Insider, July 0, 2014
▶ FORGET TUNA: THESE ARE THE SEA FOODS WE'LL BE EATING IN THE FUTURE http://www.businessinsider.com/seafood-well-be-eating-in-the-future-2014-6
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014
▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/
Grist, July 15, 2014
▶ CAN WE HAVE OUR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND EAT IT TOO? http://grist.org/food/can-we-have-our-sustainable-seafood-and-eat-it-too/
▶ THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY : ECO-LABELING http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3
Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2014
▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD? ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fish
▶ THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx
Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶ SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. Big predators such as tuna could move and aquacultures – which can farm carnivorous species such as salmon – need fishmeal and if these smaller fish move there could be a real “price hike”.
-▶ FARMED SALMON EXPOSED: THE WORST FISH YOU CAN EAT - VIDEO http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx
Guardian, July 13, 2014
▶ AUSTRALIA: SEAFOOD GUIDE SAYS FIVE OF TOP 22 SPECIES 'UNSUSTAINABLY MANAGED'. More and more of the seafood on our shelves comes from farming operations,” Atlantic salmon, barramundi and prawns are all very popular farmed species. IT STILL TAKES 2.5kg OF WILD-CAUGHT FISH TO BE USED AS FISH FOOD TO CREATE 1kg OF FARMED FISH... It’s hard to tell what the long-term impact of fish farming is on the marine environment.” http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/14/seafood-guide-says-five-of-top-11-species-unsustainably-managed
Guardian Environment, May 31, 2014
-▶ IS IT NOW ETHICAL TO EAT FARMED, CAGED FISH? There aren't plenty more fish in the sea. Our fish and seafood consumption is soaring, so in steps aquaculture. From 2011 to 2012 global aquaculture provided 90m tonnes of fish, overtaking 80m tonnes from the wild fisheries. But in reality 50% of the world's wild caught fish are fed to other animals, including farmed fish. There's also a large pressure group advocating introducing GM farmed salmon – dubbed "Frankenfish" ...
IS 'SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD A FANTASY?
Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
▶ SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/
Guardian Environment, May 19, 2014
-▶ FARMED FISH CONSUMPTION AT RECORD HIGH, UN REPORT REVEALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/farmed-fish-consumption-un-report-wild-stock
The Scotsman, April 20, 2014
▶ SALMON FARM 'KILLING OFF WILD STOCK' "...since 1989 (we have known) that the collapse of sea trout populations in West Highland Scotland was being driven by the large numbers of sea lice associated with the cage rearing of salmon. “It is a problem which continues to get worse and also greatly depletes salmon populations in fjordic systems.
“Efforts to reduce sea louse numbers to levels which do not threaten the wild fish have failed dismally, despite the large-scale use of dangerous chemicals which ultimately threaten the valuable lobster, prawn and crab fisheries of the Highlands and Islands.
“Add to this assault on sea trout and salmon populations the effects of bacterial and virus disease and the widely reported problem of genetic introgression. Healthy wild sea trout and salmon populations cannot exist in the presence of the cage-reared salmon.” http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/salmon-farms-killing-off-wild-stock-1-3382113
Guardian, February 15, 2014
▶ FISH FARMS ARE DESTROYING WILD SCOTTISH SALMON.
An editorial in the current issue of Country Life warns of the disastrous effects of intensive farming to meet an insatiable demand from China: "As the pesticides used by aquaculture to battle the sea lice grow ever stronger, wild salmon are exposed to infestations as their migratory routes take them through sea lochs bursting with farmed fish. Setting up more of these highly-intensive farms is looking increasingly unsustainable, as both wild and farmed fish will suffer." http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/16/fish-farms-wild-scottish-salmon
▶ SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES, DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5
Summit Voice, March 11, 2014
▶ DO FARMED SALMON THREATEN WILD POPULATIONS? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/11/do-farmed-salmon-threaten-wild-populations/
▶ 300,000 "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/
Guardian Environment, June 20, 2014
-▶ WHY WE SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT 'FRANKENFISH' IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA. Unlike GM salmon, hybrid grouper gets little attention but they potentially pose a greater threat to marine ecosystems http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jun/20/why-worried-frankenfish-south-east-asia
World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014-
▶ NEW TEST FOR SALMON DNA TRACING FOR ESCAPED FARMED SALMON : Farmed salmon can now be more efficiently tested to trace where they have come from http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/new-test-for-salmon-dna-tracing
World Fishing & Aquaculture, March 10, 2014
▶ RESEARCHERS LOOK AT STERILIZATION OF FARMED FISH TO AVOID CONTAMINATING WILD FISH. Researchers at the UK’s University of East Anglia (UEA) believe farmed salmon should be sterilised to avoid breeding with wild fish. http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/researchers-look-at-wild-fish-reproduction
▶ SEAFOOD SURPRISE. WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING? http://sco.lt/4ix4jp
▶ THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF NATURALLY GROWN FISH http://sco.lt/8bXInZ
DW.DE April 11, 2013
▶ AQUACULTURE IN CANADA - THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON - Aquaculture-grown fish and seafood is becoming increasingly common. Worldwide, more fish than cattle are farmed. But the booming fish industry is causing environmental problems. Medications, pesticides and parasites are escaping from open-water farms and contaminating the ecosystem... http://www.dw.de/aquaculture-in-canada-the-problem-with-farmed-salmon/av-17200460
Grist, June 18, 2012
▶ SICK FARMED FISH: ANOTHER VIRUS CRASHES CANADA'S SALMON FARMS http://grist.org/food/sea-sick-another-virus-crashes-canadas-salmon-farms/
FACTORY FARMED FISH
▶ THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE
FACTORY FARMING OUR FISH
▶ FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING - TOO LARGE TO RAISE IN CRAMPED FACTORY-FARMED CAGES http://sco.lt/8MPWYz
Jan 24, 2013 NYTimes.com
-▶ NOWHERE TO SWIM: MILESTONE LOOMS FOR CORPORATE FACTORY "FARMED"-RAISED FISH http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995526608/milestone-looms-for-corporate-factory-farmed-raised-fish-more-bigger-faster-profits-that-is
HuffPost British Columbia, December 24, 2013
-▶ GAGGED BY INDUSTRY: AQUACULTURE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: ACTIVIST TAKES FLIGHT TO SCOTLAND http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/24/aquaculture-bc-don-staniford_n_4496719.html
-▶ MUZZLED BY THE COURTS: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/24/bc-fish-farm-foe-takes-_n_4498216.htm
August 17, 2012 The Fish Site
▶ NIGERIA: N1.17 BILLION INVESTED ON BAYELSA AQUACULTURE FARMS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21030/n117-billion-invested-on-bayelsa-aquaculture-farms
Earth Policy Institute, March 27, 2014
▶ FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE FACT SHEET http://www.earth-policy.org/press_room/C68/fisheries_and_aquaculture_fact_sheet
EMagazine.com, May 1, 2013
▶ FREE RANGE FISH: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISE OF OPEN OCEAN FISH FARMS? open ocean fish farms may be the solution to a whole range of environmental problems. Not the crowded, close-to-shore pens where fish are trapped like caged chickens, requiring doses of antibiotics which leak, along with the concentrated wastes, into surrounding water. But submersible net pens, more than 150 feet apart, where ocean currents disperse waste, and fish swim and live in the closest possible approximation to their natural habitat. Free-range fish. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/free-range-fish/
UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development. http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/
THE FUTURE OF AQUACULTURE
▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z
▶ IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON SAFE AND ETHICAL? CORPORATIONS CREATING LIFE http://sco.lt/6ZRUpN
▶ CANADA'S GMO SALMON GOES ON TRIAL - VIDEO http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canada-s-gmo-salmon-goes-on-trial
Fox New, March 11, 2014
▶ GMO SALMON MAY SOON HIT THE FOOD STORES, BUT WILL ANYONE BUY IT? http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/11/gmo-salmon-may-soon-hit-food-stores-but-will-anyone-buy-it/
▶ “FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz
▶ MAJOR U.S. FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD http://sco.lt/6HqYt7
▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING - WHAT ARE WE DOING? http://sco.lt/84rBVx
QUESTScience, February 13, 2014
ARE VEGETARIAN FISH THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING?
INFOGRAPHIC: FARMED FISH DIETS
▶ THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ
The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶ GROWING FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL: FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/
GROWING FISH AND ORGANIC LEAFY GREENS TOGETHER
WHAT IS AQUAPONICS?
AQUAFARMS - GOOGLE IMAGES
IT'S MUCH MORE PROFITABLE, AND EASIER TO CONTROL FISH PRODUCTION CONFINED IN SMALL CONTAINERS. FISH STAY HEALTHY BY PARTICIPATING IN OPEN, HEALTHY OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. WHEN CONFINED, MORE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND PESTICIDES ARE NEEDED TO CONTROL LICE AND DISEASE PUTTING QUANTITY OVER QUALITY AND THAT PRESENTS A HIGHLY LIKELY-HOOD OF DEVASTATION TO BOTH OCEAN AND HUMAN HEALTH....AS IN ALL CONFINED ANIMAL FACTORY FARMING....
EMPTYING OUR OCEANS
▶ THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k
▶ "SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn
@pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet
-▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49
-▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health
-▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides
-▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us
▶ THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h