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'Under Attack'



It doesn't appear the supervisors read up on fish farms in making their recent decision to approve one ("Supes OK Fish Farm Environmental Review," Oct. 6).

Ninety percent of the large fish have been taken from the oceans and now small fish are under attack. Krill, sardines and other small fish are being caught in large quantities by some fishermen. These smaller fish are crucial for wild salmon, penguins, some whales and seals. This has put their populations under stress, as well as other large fish and with possible extinction should small fish be taken at the same rate. Some rivers in Alaska have already lost their wild salmon and penguins are under stress in the Antarctic. Feeding fish farm salmon with fish meal is just another word for small fish depredation.

A wider view of fish farms is needed, not just local effects.

Ron Johnson, Trinidad

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