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Invasive species: food or foe?

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Comment from Jason LeBlanc on August 24, 2012 at 9:08 am

I think the discussion on invasives as food is interesting, i.e promotion vs prevention. We have had similar debates here on green crabs, smallmouth bass, etc. For example: we allowed an “Anglers Helping the Hungry” event which donated fresh fish filets to Feed Nova Scotia from an invasive population of smallmouth bass but the event was riddled with controvercy and polarized viewpoints. Along similar lines we also debate the positives and negatives on promoting recreational angling for invasives as some believe it encourages their illegal spread. Some also argue promotion for food would also encourage their spread. I hope we can continue the discussion at the next meeting.

Comment from Michele L Tremblay on August 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Invasive green crab could be fish food
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/08/21/pei-green-crab-fish-food-research-584.html
Not the biggest green crab news but perhaps a kick-off to the “Invasive species: food or foe?” forum discussion.

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