What Is the Environmental Impact of Aquaculture?

Over the past few decades, the environmental impact of aquaculture has been a popular topic of discussion – one that hasn’t always been the most positive. However, the environmental impact of aquaculture is completely dependent upon the species being farmed, the intensity of production and the location of the farm. Additionally, new strategies and technologies have emerged and have proven that it is possible to have sustainable aquaculture.

Fisheries are without a doubt significant natural resources, particularly for parts of Africa and Asia. However, these areas rely heavily on fisheries for food security are places where the population is growing exponentially, meaning there are even more mouths to feed. Fish farming, when done sustainably, can be the answer to filling the gap in seafood supply that stressed fisheries are creating.
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