Fish Farms

So why all the concerns and fuss about a technology that was supposed to end world hunger and food shortage? When all is said and done, it comes down to a matter of health risks and environmental damage - Shilo Zylbergold

Fish Farms
Fish Farms

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Fish Farming: Harming Oceans While Poisoning People and the Environment

Approximately half of all fish eaten around the world come from industrial fish farms. Farmed fish are typically grown in large tanks, industrial enclosures, sea cages, net pens, or small ponds to produce high yields of fish in short periods of time.

A study produced by the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) predicted that by the year 2030, two-thirds of the global food fish supply will come from fish farming.

While many people within the fish industry say that fish farming is done for sustainability reasons and to not overstress the marine environment of the oceans, there…

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 Fish Farming: Harming Oceans While Poisoning People and the Environment

... fish farming uses a lot of chemicals in the production process. The combination of fertilizers, chemicals added fishmeal and water, antibiotics, and pesticides can make the water runoff from fish farms toxic. This water will find its way into local waterways and eventually back into the ocean. Beyond polluting the local marine ecosystems, this runoff can find its way into the local water supply meant for human consumption.

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