Zoology Another Shot Fired In Shrimp War

Discussion in 'Zoology' started by Cinderloft, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. Cinderloft

    Cinderloft Premium Member

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040901.wshrimp0901/BNStory/National/

    Not sure if this belongs in this forum, if not, feel free to move accordingly. It hits rather close to home for me, as I am a Canadian, and my heritage is that from Denmark.

    We have had a lot of problems from foreign countries, as well as within, for fishing and such. Just because we have a lot does not mean we want to harvest a lot, or let others as well. This could really turn out to be messy in the future, and may lead to piracy and war.
     
  2. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    This can definately become a problem, especially when the demand is greater than the supply. I think we need to protect the oceans to keep the balane in nature. I am guessing there will have to be new ways to artificially cultivate the shrimp.
     
  3. titian

    titian New Member

    There are currently farm-raised shrimp and farm-raised salmon available on the market. Chances are you may have consumed some without even knowing. The only problem is that these farm-raised breeds are showing higher concentrations of mercury and PCBs.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/01/08/salmon.pollution.ap/
    http://www.healthcastle.com/wildsalmon-farmraisedsalmon.shtml

    And of course, here is the counter-argument:
    http://www.salmonoftheamericas.com/health_safety.html
    http://www.healthcastle.com/salmon-safe-eat-mercury.shtml