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Public Comment Sought on Genetically Modified Salmon

English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Admini...
English: Logo of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2006) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Fishermen's News Online

The federal Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on the agency’s draft environmental assessment on genetically engineered Atlantic salmon.

The Federal Register notice was set for publication today on the agency’s preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI) regarding the AquaAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing fish engineered for human consumption.

United Fishermen of Alaska issued an alert on the FONSI report this past week, urging those in the commercial fishing industry to let the FDA know what their feelings are about the “FDA present of Frankenfish under your Christmas tree.”

The public has 60 days after publication in the Federal Register to submit comments electronically or by mail.

Instructions for electronic submissions are at....