These meetings part of an ongoing, international initiative bring together a wide range of stakeholders including producers and other members of the market chain, researchers, NGOs, government officials, and investors. According to the WWF, the goal of each dialogue is to identify and discuss:
- The main environmental impacts of aquaculture
- Management practices that reduce those impacts to acceptable levels.
Mary Ellen Walling, executive director of the BCSFA is attending the Vancouver meetings.
Salmon aquaculture is one of the most rapidly growing food production systems in the world today and there is considerable confusion regarding the impacts of the industry. By bringing the various stakeholders together to address a strategy for moving forward and by asking participants to honour differences in opinion the WWF is making a significant contribution to improved understanding."
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