Aquaculture – A Fishy Business That Is Starting To Swim In The Right Direction

Simple, but significant story from EuroNews that shows how ‘at sea’ managed fish farms and ‘on-land’ aquaculture are cleaning up their act in an attempt to reduce the impact they have on the environment.

Very interesting to learn that new fish farm enclosures are no longer having to stay closer to the shore for protection from rough seas but can be set up much further out in the oceans.

On land, a new generation of warehouse held fish enclosures, powered by renewable energy, continually re-circulate fresh sea water in a state-of-the-art hi-tech environment that, according to the owners, gives optimal conditions for the fish, has a positive living environment and allows the fish to be grown without medications or any other interference.

Fish farming may not be to everyone’s taste and, as the narrator points out is ‘notorious’ with regards to pollution, but it exists, and the fact it is cleaning up, and making money by doing so, is a welcome sign.