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Issues in Aquaculture 1

Issues in Aquaculture

History Artisanal (subsistence) aquaculture has been around a long time. Generally low-intensity culture that relied on natural sources of propagules, water, and food, e.g. low-intensity shrimp culture in tropical areas, with yields of 0.1 kg m-2 y-1. Modern aquaculture involves extremely high densities of organisms (e.g. shrimp yields > 3 kg m-2 yr-1) , and …

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A Fishy Tale: Part 5

Why Act Now? Now is the crucial time to act on Genetic Engineering in general, and GE aquaculture -specifically- for the following 9 reasons: Many Wild populations, such as the Atlantic Salmon, already face extinction due to non-GE aquaculture. Yet the risks of GE fish-farming surpass even the risks of other types of aquaculture- like over-fishing. Companies …

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A Fishy Tale: Part 4

A Fairy Tale Once upon a time, twenty years ago, in a far away place called Newfoundland, a magician was practicing his spells. He was a rather forgetful magician and one night he left a fish in one of his tanks by mistake. The tank froze completely over, with the fish still in it!!! Fortunately …

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A Fishy Tale: Part 3

GE Agriculture vs. GE Aquaculture Industrial agriculture and industrial aquaculture have shifted largely sustainable forms of food production to entirely unsustainable monocultures. These monocultures are hooked into the global economy, requiring industrial inputs- including machinery, fossil fuels, chemicals and pesticides. Unsustainable monocultures have been actively promoted by western governments, MNC‘s and the World Bank. This …

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A Fishy Tale: Part 2

What Exactly is Genetic Engineering? Genetic Engineering is the creation of entirely new organisms which nature could never produce. By isolating small sections of DNA (called genes) from one species and planting them within the DNA of another species. The techniques used to isolate and embed these genetic strands vary. Enzymes are commonly used to …

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Tips for Great Grilling 2

Tips for Great Grilling

Any type of fuel works. I like the combination of charcoal and wood. A few sticks or large nuggets of oak, applewood, maple, mesquite, hickory, alder, or pecan impart a light, smoky flavor to the food. Heat the grill to med-high. Position the rack at its highest level; wait until it’s completely heated. Have vegetables at room …

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