A Coral Farmer’s Harvest of "Living Stones"
Source: Christian Science Monitor
October 31, 2008
Freeville, NY -- “While I’m certainly hopeful that farming coral can somehow reduce the damage to fragile natural reefs, the all-too-frequent economic realities of profit trumping conservation give me pause,” says Rick MacPherson, conservation programs director of The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). “We all want to hear that farmed coral species are somehow more sustainable than the wild alternatives. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
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