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Jim Russo – There When Rhode Island Aquaculture Started Taking Off – 1999

This event opened my eyes early on to the agenda and absurd nature of aquaculture, and public enhancement with aquacultured shellfish.  While this steamer clam project was going on, there were unfathomable amounts of wild steamer clams and steamer clam seed in Narragansett Bay, especially at Conimicut Point. The steamer clam seed literally carpeted the bottom a foot thick. The amount of steamer clam seed planted by this early public enhancement program was infinitesimal compared to the natural set. It was literally an absurdity! Let experience do the talking!


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Most Absurd Aquaculture Propaganda Story Ever

How Probiotics Can Save the East Coast Shellfish Industry is an epic propaganda fairy tale and real life example of how the egotistic grandeur of academics that want to control nature, and own the intellectual property of natural selection, push their flawed agenda. These “wicked smart” people (we’re the experts and you’re not) in the intelligentsia (NOAA, URI, RWU) conveniently forget to differentiate between saving naturally disease ridden aquaculture with probiotics, and natural wild shellfish that stay disease free due to natural selection. Naturally selected shellfish, like incredibly abundant wild quahogs and clams, and offshore scallops, will never need  the ridiculous intervention of humans to make them better.

The concept of dipping wild lobsters that show signs of shell disease in this man-made probiotic “Kool Aid” is the the height of absurdity!!!!

The interesting part of this story is the public is never informed that disease is the number one issue for aquaculture oysters. Knowing this important fact might make consumers think twice before flocking to hip and trendy and upscale oyster bars where they eat these cheap, man-made imitations of real oysters that are prone to disease.

Its no wonder the comments I left about this story were removed from the website!!!!!  Thanks to Free and Common, those comments are posted here.

Read Original Story…(I would be seriously embarrassed to call the pic of an oyster in the linked story an ‘oyster’-totally nasty looking! JR)

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Friends Dont Let Friends Buy Farm Raised Shellfish

Research from Oceanus (online magazine that explores oceans) supports why Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy Farm Raised Shellfish!

The photo is of a clam bed lease in Wellfleet Harbor, MA that was infected with QPX (quahog parasite unknown), which is an infectious Trojan horse clam disease. Wellfleet Harbor will never be the same after man selected which clams should grow instead of letting nature select the clams through biodiversity. Since all of the planted clams are essentially the same genetically, disease goes right through the population like wildfire.
Note in the linked story that Rhode Island is one of the only clam producing states that has not had an outbreak of QPX. This is because there are virtually no clam farms in Rhode Island due to strong opposition from the “Quahoggers“-the wild clam diggers and they grow too slow in RI’s cold waters.

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Aquaculture Turned Industrial Aquaculture – Puget Sound, WA

images (2)I witnessed this destruction of environment and the privatizing of public resources first hand when I lived in the Puget Sound,WA area 2005-08.  Save Rhode Island from this! See for yourself….

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Images of Industrial Aquaculture

images (1)This is what industrial aquaculture looks like. Is this where we want to be in Rhode Island? Your voice matters!

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