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Re: NFC: Fw: Aquaculture

    Don't forget the recent return of the rock fish industry brought to the brink of destruction by commercial fishing. A moratorium was placed for 5 years in which the concerted efforts of environmental groups and state and federal agencies worked together to return the fish to it's once abundant status.
     It is sad to realize that the only way for these groups to work together is for the security of their jobs to be threatened and the potential loss of tax revenue for them to pull the rabbit from the hat.......so to speak!
     Please forgive my political sentiments.
    People of the NFC and other private conservation groups often are not recognized for their contributions to the preservation of the Eco-sytems within our continental waterways. I suspect within the next 5 years there will be a moratorium placed on the Chesapeake blue crab, which has seen a steady decline since the return of the rock fish. Go figure, juvenile crabs are number one on the menu for rock fish???
-----Original Message-----
From: LCDR David Meyers <dmeyers at salts_navy.mil>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Monday, September 18, 2000 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: NFC: Fw: Aquaculture

I think the answer would have to be yes.  From a U.S. perspective, aquaculture - as most consumers see it/know it - revolves around salmon, catfish, and tilapia.  But in Asia, milkfish, tiger prawn, oysters, and a host of others are raised commercially.  Can it help reduce the pressure on wild stock?  Yes.  Does it have risks?  Yes.  But if managed correctly, this has GREAT potential, as I see it.

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----- Forwarded Message -----
From: "Tim Errington" <tim at todaysbarn_com>
To: <president at nativefish_org>Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 14:45:40 -0700Subject: AquacultureMessage-ID: <001a01c021b9$ccb5b260$d2eaadce@computername> Is aquacultre a good thing?In other words, can farm grown fish provide humans with fish to eat thereby relieving the pressure on wild stock?I am having a hard time getting a clear view of this issue.