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Sierra Club Maine’s Vision:
Our future adapts to our needs, but it does not have to compromise our environment. We have an opportunity to protect Maine’s coasts, watersheds, and working waterfronts from environmentally harmful aquaculture, including Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (CAAP), before these practices become commonplace in the state.
We must protect Maine’s aquatic resources and wild fisheries by raising awareness for a grassroots and legislative effort to stop environmentally unsound aquaculture projects that discharge effluent, fill wetlands, and use excessive fossil fuels or take disproportionate leased ocean bottom lands from publicly shared waterways. We have alternatives. We need to focus on restoring native wild fisheries wherever possible.
As dams come down and fish passage is secured, river herring are returning in the millions, feeding multiple other species of fish. Environmentally responsible shellfish and seaweed aquaculture, land-based zero-effluent and aquaponic polyculture will generate more jobs, while preserving our natural resources for all to utilize and enjoy.
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More detail on zero effluent technology:
Sustainable Blue in Canada
(they have been selling their fish through retail and wholesale distributors for over 8 years and now at 2,000 tons of saltwater grown Atlantic Salmon.
Superior Fresh: in the Midwest
One of the first in commercial Aquaponics. Started by The Conservation Funds "FreshWater Institute" in Maryland/Virginia