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The Taste Test: Low-Food-Chain Species for Organic Aquaculture

by Roger Harris

Roger Harris, Amrit Bart, Chris Knud-Hansen, and Steve Sempier (l to r) at the 2003 International Organic Aquaculture Workshop.

rom 11 to 13 July, 80 aquaculture professionals met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to discuss low-food-chain species for organic aquaculture. Steve Sempier and Roger Harris represented the Aquaculture CRSP with a poster (co-authored with Kelli Lewis), entitled “Sustainable International Aquaculture: A Focus on Emerging Species and Low-Cost Appropriate Technology.”

The International Organic Aquaculture Workshop was the second sponsored by the Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability at the University of Minnesota.

Attending scientists directly connected with the Aquaculture CRSP included Chris Knud-Hansen and Amrit Bart, both of whom summarized their research in formal presentations.

During the conference a visiting dignitary read out a proclamation from the Governor of Minnesota naming 13 July “Organic Aquaculture Day.”

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