Industrial Aquaculture Conference at IslandWood, 21 May 2017.

Industrial Aquaculture Conference, 21 May 2017:

Put it on your calendar and set aside the time. West Sound Conservation Council will be co-hosting (along with many other environmental groups) a conference on Industrial Aquaculture, of which the details are posted below. Though the conference is free, you need to preregister because space is limited.

WSCC will set up a table at the conference and we’ll display information about our organization and the projects we’re involved in. Consider starting to prepare your display of your group’s project if you would like to be part of this.

“Changing the Nature of Puget Sound: the impacts from industrial aquaculture”
When: May 21, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Islandwood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Description: “The Association of Bainbridge Communities' annual Environmental Conference will cover the impacts to Puget Sound from industrial aquaculture.” “Speakers for this regional conference will cover ecosystem impacts, science and policy of aquaculture, legal aspects of the industry, food safety and health issues, problems with Atlantic salmon netpens, and experiences of neighbors living with this industry on their shorelines.”

12:30 pm - Registration/Exhibits at IslandWood Welcome Center
1:00 pm - Introduction to Conference
1:10 pm - Overview of Impacts of Industrial Aquaculture
1:30 pm - Dispelling the Myths of Aquaculture
2:05 pm - Legal Aspects including Shellfish Initiative
2:35 pm - Regulatory Gaps in Permitting
3:00 pm - BREAK to visit exhibits
3:20 pm - Specific Aquaculture Topics: Atlantic Salmon Feedlots and Spraying and Health Issues
4:20 pm - Panel of Puget Sound Homeowners impacted by Industrial Aquaculture
5:20 pm - Next Steps: getting involved
5:30 pm - Adjournment