Environmental Risks of Genetically Engineered Fish

December 15, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Feature Image 8WASHINGTON, 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.

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1