Salmon Farming

Artifishal will premiere in Puerto Madryn to continue warning about the risks of salmon farming

Artifishal will premiere in Puerto Madryn to continue warning about the risks of salmon farming 800 400 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The Patagonia clothing brand, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea, the Whale Conservation Institute and the National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco invite the people of Puerto Madryn to the premiere of Artifishal, a documentary where different researchers will present the serious risks and impacts and irreversible of the salmon farming industry in the environment, the community and the economy.

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More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel

More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel 1040 780 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Nearly 600 people lit their voices for a #BeagleChannelFreeFromSalmonFarming. The premiere in Ushuaia of the documentary “Yaganes”, produced by National Geographic through its marine conservation initiative Pristine Seas, was the perfect excuse to remind the value of a unique ecosystem through spectacular images, as a prelude to its protection against the threat of salmon farming on both banks of the Beagle Channel.

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Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming

Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

In the context of current plans to expand the salmon industry in the Beagle Channel -an area located at the southern end of the Patagonian Sea-, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea expressed its categorical rejection to the installation of salmon farms in these waters which are shared by Chile and Argentina. The main concern is related tothe catastrophic and irreversible damages that such an industry would cause in one of the most valuable areas of the Patagonian marine ecosystem. The Forum calls on both governments to provide all the necessary legal and administrative measures to avoid installing salmon farms in these marine waters and to act jointly for the conservation of this area.

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Joint binational position against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel

Joint binational position against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel 1280 853 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence supports and shares the joint binational position of the Deliberating Council of Ushuaia and the Community Council of Puerto Williams, political authorities, communities of indigenous peoples and social organizations of both cities against salmon farming in the Beagle Channel.

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We can stop salmon farming in the Argentine Sea

We can stop salmon farming in the Argentine Sea 672 498 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

To prevent the installation of salmon farms in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and to stop their expansion in southern Chile. With that intention, Alex Muñoz spoke on behalf of the civil society through the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea during the Conversatory of the II International Symposium of Invasive Salmonids held in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, organized by the Austral Center for Scientific Research (CADIC), the Millennium Nucleus of Invasive Salmonids (INVASAL) and the National University of Tierra del Fuego (UNTDF). The Chilean experience, the value of the area and the possibility of choosing that Argentine authorities have.

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Workshop to reflect on the impact salmon farming has over the environment

Workshop to reflect on the impact salmon farming has over the environment 1146 859 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

During a Workshop at the Masticar Food Festival, the Forum presented the myths and truths of salmon production in Chile, and the lessons Argentina should take into account before embarking on a similar project.

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Tierra del Fuego was home to a broad debate on salmon farming in the Beagle Channel

Tierra del Fuego was home to a broad debate on salmon farming in the Beagle Channel 960 720 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

As part of the “National Week of Science and Technology” activities held in Ushuaia, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea participated in a round table on aquaculture projects in the Beagle Channel. More than 100 people participated in a 3-hour dialogue about the risks of salmon farming.

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Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego

Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

A report issued by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of influence warns of the serious impacts that salmon and trout farming would have on the Argentine coast if the initiatives being considered by the national government and the province of Tierra del Fuego are approved.

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