Maine Voices: Stopping American Aquafarms is your fight, too
Updated: Aug 25
By Dennis Damon, originally published in the Portland Press Herald
Agriculture and aquaculture. Both are farming. Both are important to Maine’s future, as more of both are needed to feed a hungry world. But both carry inherent risks to our environment if not practiced in responsible ways.
We learned from the Dust Bowl nearly a century ago that poor farming practices can have catastrophic consequences, as fertile topsoil literally blew away in our agricultural heartland. We can’t afford a modern-day version of that in our resource-rich Maine waters.
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