'Farmed Salmon Exposed' Film Premiere and Lunch Panel

Date: November 12, 2009

Location:
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004

Description:

On Thursday, November 12 at 11 a.m. at Landmark’s E Street Cinema, Pew – as a member of the Pure Salmon Campaign coalition – will host a press lunch briefing and premiere a documentary that shows the major environmental threats posed by fish farming. Speakers will discuss current problems affecting the global farmed salmon industry and will identify the potential dangers and impacts of unregulated open ocean aquaculture in U.S. federal waters. The film, “Farmed Salmon Exposed,” runs approximately 20 minutes. This event is part of the Pure Salmon Campaign’s fourth annual Global Week of Action.

WHO: 

  • Gerald Leape – senior officer, Pew Environment Group (moderator)
  • Barton Seaver – chef/Blue Ocean Institute Fellow
  • Marianne Cufone – fish campaign director, Food and Water Watch
  • Enrique Yuri – former subcontract employee of the Chilean farmed salmon industry
  • David Guggenheim – president, 1planet1ocean, a project of the Ocean Foundation

WHAT:
Press lunch briefing and film premiere to show the global reach of Norwegian salmon farming industry and provide a cautionary tale as the U.S. opens its federal waters to fish farms

WHEN:
Thursday, November 12 at 11 a.m. EST
 
WHERE: 
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC
(Entrance is on E Street, NW, between 10th and 11th Streets; closest metro stations are Gallery Place and Metro Center)

CONTACT:
Dave Bard, 202.486.4426

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the Salmon Aquaculture Reform campaign.

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