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What does CAAR stand for?

CAAR stands for Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform


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Groups working to promote safe farming joined together to create the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) in 2001. Working in partnership we believe we can contribute to a healthy and sustainable coast.
The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform is a coalition of four leading environmental organizations working to transition the open net-cage salmon farming industry to more sustainable production methods. For more information on each organization, visit our websites.
The Foundation is a member of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform, which is composed of five B. C. -based groups that are working together to reform the salmon aquaculture industry in this province. Learn more about why you should think twice before eating open net-cage farmed salmon.
That's why the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR), of which the David Suzuki Foundation is a charter member, is supporting experiments in closed-containment salmon farming. For example, in Washington State, Domsea Farms has launched a land-based, freshwater system to produce coho salmon. These "SweetSpring" salmon are now available in 124 Overwaitea stores in Western Canada.
The third speaker was Theresa Rothenbush from the Rainforest Conservation Society, one of the members of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform along with the David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, BC Aboriginal Fisheries Commission and others. They work to educate consumers about the dangers of farmed salmon and to promote the adoption of a salmon farming industry that is safe for humans and the environment.
Ecoplan International. 2007. Global Assessment of Closed System Aquaculture. Vancouver: David Suzuki Foundation and the Georgia Strait Alliance, on behalf of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform.