Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Environmental Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish

Democratic Press Office. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard announces a hearing on the environmental risks of genetically engineered (GE) fish. The hearing will examine the environmental safety issues surrounding genetically engineered fish, focusing on risks to wild fish stocks, fisheries, and aquatic ecosystems should these fish escape into wild habitats.  In their testimony, witnesses will address the potential environmental impacts from the escapement of AquAdvantage salmon and other GE fish; the information required for conducting a scientifically rigorous environmental risk assessment of GE fish; and what improvements can be made to the Federal government’s current review and compliance processes to minimize the environmental risks.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact Collenne Wider at 202-224-5511 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Democratic Press Office-(202) 224-8374.Dec 15 2011 10:30 AM.Russell Senate Office Building - 253