Re: greenyes-d Digest V99 #255

Blair Pollock (
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 12:00:29 -0400

REgarding Bernard R's missive on Taiwanese Company's planned prawn farming:
this is generally true for most of these type factory sea-farm operations;
they have intense local enviromental consequences. In Colombia for example,
they destroy coastal mangrove swamps/fish habitat to create the shrimp farms
for export/luxury foods.

If "Marigold" is the brand name, a consumer and restaurant boycott might
also be an effective approach. Is their product sold in grocery stores or
just to restaurants?

Does anyone know if the large "seafood" chains like Red Lobster, typically
contract with large production outfits like Marigold?

And, here's a research project ---> cumulative environmental impact of the
cheap fast seafood from factory seafood farms to fillet0fish
sandwhiches/basket0shrimp, etc. at the local chains.

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 21:22:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bernard Rieux <>
Subject: [GRRN] Environment versus Corporate Protest - Please Read
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A Taiwanese Company - Marigolds - after destroying waters in their own
region, are currently setting up an intensive prawn farm at Armstrong
Beach, near Sarina, Queensland, Australia. Failures at Local, State and
National Government levels have allowed this project to go ahead in a
World Heritage listed Area, amazingly without even lodging an
Environmental Impact Statement! This site is touted, despite public
outcry, as the first of approximately 60 other such prawn farms which
this Company has already earmarked sites for between Sarina and
Townsville on the Queensland Coast; and with each site potentially
pumping up to 75,000 cubic litres of waste each day into the ocean,
well, you do the math....

Blair Pollock
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