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|Public Hearing on Fishing Hatcheries Near Oil Rigs, et al|
|Date||Friday August 15|
|Time||9:00 AM - 12:00 PM|
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The Presidio Officers' Club
Room Name: Arguello Ball Room
50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS), a bureau of the Department of the Interior, is trying to allow development of huge ocean fish farms on America's outer continental shelf (OCS), an expansive area that stretches from 3 to 200 nautical miles offshore.
As part of their proposed 'Alternative Energy and Alternate Uses' plan, they intend to allow existing and new energy facilities - such as oil rigs and wind farms - to be used as parent sites for the development of industrial-scale open ocean aquaculture facilities.
Specifically they are called "Public Workshops on the Proposed Rule for Developing OCS Alternative Energy Resources, and Alternate Uses of Existing Facilities on the Outer Continental Shelf"
Go to the Food & Water Watch website for details. There are many of these hearings throughout the nation.