Monday, July 20, 2009

Krill Ban in PNW Oceans


NOAA Bans Krill Harvesting in Pacific Ocean to Save Food for Whales

(NaturalNews) In order to help protect the food supply of whales, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a ban on krill harvesting in a wide section of the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. The effort is part of NOAA's longstanding attempts to protect the delicate food supply of marine mammals.

As the Associated Press reported last week, "Krill are taken primarily off Antarctica, where scientists have raised concerns the fishery has upset the food web, making life tougher for penguins and other marine life. The catch is processed into food for salmon farms, as well as home aquariums, and an oil consumed by people." (Krill oil.)

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