Ocean Fish Farms: Tapping federal waters for supermarket stocks

Recently, we've run several reports regarding the Bush administration's efforts to sell off federal lands. Now it seems the White House wants to pawn the ocean, too. Right now, in a few places off the US coast, food fish are being raised in giant nets on the ocean floor, and according to this Scripps Howard News Service article, the Bush administration wants to open up additional areas of federal ocean territory from 3 to 200 miles out to this new type of aquaculture. Both commercial fishermen and environmentalists are alarmed. "The oceans belong to everybody," says executive director of United Fishermen of Alaska. "They should not be fenced off and sold off to the highest bidder."
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