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Aquaculture associations set record straight on New York Times Op-Ed

Author Taras Grescoe is taken to task by three North American aquaculture associations for statements in his editorial piece in the New York Times

June 11, 2008

Aquaculture associations set record straight on New York Times Op-Ed

In the recently released book, "Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood", author Taras Grescoe discusses the pressures placed on wild fish populations through human activity including overfishing. While Mr. Grescoe recognizes salmon as a nutritious food choice, he doesn’t see salmon farming as the viable and sustainable alternative that it is for meeting the growing worldwide demand for salmon.
Mary Ellen Walling, BCSFA Executive Director, wrote to the Editor of the New York Times setting the record straight on comments made by Mr. Grescoe in his recently published opinion editorial., "Sardines with your bagel?"
Two more associations, the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and Salmon of the Americas (SOTA), both of which provide accurate information on salmon farming, have also taken issue with and written responses to Taras Grescoe's opinion piece that was published in the June 9th edition of the New York Times.

Read BCSFA letter (PDF)
Read CAIA letter (PDF)
Read SOTA letter (PDF)

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