Event discusses farmed salmon

Published on Fri, May 21, 2010
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Several local environmental groups have scheduled an evening of consumer education and actions about the possible environmental threats of some salmon farming practices. The event will feature the documentary “Farmed Salmon Exposed” as well as a discussion with Anne Mosness, a former Alaska and Washington fisherwoman and organizer of the Go Wild Campaign.

Hosted by RE Sources North Sound Baykeeper, and co-sponsored by Students for Sustainable Food and the Go Wild Campaign, the event is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 at the RE Sources Sustainable Living Center, above the RE Store at 2309 Meridian Street in Bellingham.

Mosness said she has been tracking legislation that, if passed, would open state and federal waters to expanded industrial aquaculture. After nearly three decades fishing in Alaska, Mosness said “Small family fishing businesses are similar to family farms, and by purchasing wild fish, consumers are helping return value to remote regions and to many families that reside locally.”

For more information, visit www.re-sources.org.