Net Loss

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
7:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 PST
Location: Gig Harbor (click for map)

Join your friends and neighbors as we examine the controversy surrounding salmon farms, and the threat they pose to wild salmon.

All over the world, fish are at the heart of people’s diet and culture. And in the Pacific Northwest, there is no fish like the legendary salmon. But decades of poor fisheries management and habitat loss have decimated many wild salmon runs. Now there’s a new way to produce fish – raising them in giant underwater cages known as “net pens.” At first, these pens and the salmon farms that use them seem like a good idea, providing more fish for consumption, while taking the pressure off their wild counterparts. But the farms themselves have become a serious new threat to the survival of wild salmon.

Release Year: 2003

Running Time: 52 min

Director: Directed by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young

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