PS422 BC Fish Farms

PS422 BC Fish Farms - The Problem: Salmon Fish are in...

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The Problem: Salmon Fish are in Demand The demand for fish is expected to double by 2040,  with many of the worlds fisheries already depleted we must think of new  innovative ways. Side # 1 Pro Fish Farms Provides salmon fish year round. Farm raised salmon fish are edible, as they are free of  mercury. There are more fish farmed salmon on the market today than wild caught; farm  raised salmon is cheaper/more affordable. They are the number one agricultural export of British Columbia earning around $800  million per year. This creates about 2800 (directly employed) jobs in BC for both whites  and first peoples. These are full time, year round jobs.  Transgenic fish have a extra gene for growth hormone. These salmon grow up to six  times faster than wild salmon. They also have a 20% greater efficiency at converting  food into flesh (this offers more food, and greater profits for corporations). This could  potentially ease pressure on wild fisheries. An quickened pace of growth means they go  on the market up to one year sooner than wild caught salmon. Side # 2 Con Against Fish Farms 
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 460 taught by Professor Guernica during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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