Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Farmed fish - pros and cons

A piece of information I really wanted to add to the last post (Plastic Oceans, April 2013) where I started off by talking about declining fish stocks are the pros and cons of eating farmed fish in order to preserve ocean fish stocks. An excellent review of this topic is given here. In summary, fish farming can be beneficial but needs to be carefully managed and  regulated because feeding farmed fish, managing their waste and keeping them contained can all become risks to the environment and consumer. As with anything you buy at the supermarket, if you can afford the time and energy to research where and how it arrives in the store, you can at least make more informed decisions.

Next post coming next week: Fuel for biofuel.....

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