Green lobby up in arms about "feedlot-style" fish farms

Friends of the Earth has delivered more than 38,500 comments opposing a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plan to increase aquaculture production in the USA.

The delivery came on 9 November, as NOAA held its final listening session in San Diego, California, wrapping up public discussions of its five-year strategic plan, which targets an increase in aquaculture production by leasing federal waterways to companies looking to build floating feedlots.

“NOAA should steward our oceans, not push an industry that will pollute our waters,” said Hallie Templeton, senior oceans campaigner for Friends of the Earth. “NOAA has used these listening sessions to sell an industrial ocean fish farming plan and then, ignore public input. The only people NOAA appears to be listening to are industry insiders.” Read full article . . .