sustainable fish farming

5 Facts about Aquaculture & Farmed Fish That Everyone Should Know

5 Facts about Aquaculture & Farmed Fish That Everyone Should Know

The popularity of aquaculture is growing rapidly around the world. It is in fact one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture around the world today. You’d be surprised to know how popular fish is as a source of protein around the world. People rely on fish heavily, in many countries, especially countries like Japan, Malaysia and India. Here in the United States, a large amount of seafood is produced and consumed each year from aquaculture fish farms. The industry is becoming so profitable, that this sector is expected to increase even faster this year.

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Aquaculture and Fish Farming Impacts On Environment

Aquaculture and Fish Farming Impacts On Environment

fish_blue_water_971914_hAquaculture is similar to many other sectors of sustainable agriculture. It uses natural resources and organic methods of farming, and interacts with the environment. However, there are many controversies arising from the environmentalists, because of the growing concerns of negative impacts on the globe. Many fish farmers are being accused of utilizing unfair means to increase productivity, using wild fish to feed the farm fish, and also using GMOs, to increase growth.

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Small Scale Trout Farming: Home Based Fish Farms

Small Scale Trout Farming: Home Based Fish Farms


Home based fish farms can be profitable and sustainable considering the fact that you can raise your own fish without using any antibiotics, chemicals, or synthetic products. If you are growing and raising fish in an indoor container or swimming pool your fish are safer from germs or natural predators, and can be monitored for parasites, infections, and disease.

Growing your own fish in your own pond also has a major benefit of connecting with the environment. Your backyard pond or garden pond could become the center of attraction for your house, where you and your family could gather around, have a cookout, or just enjoy a relaxing evening by your pond, feeling the tranquility that you can only get form a body of water, while you watch your fish swim around.

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Organic Fish Farming – Sustainability Meeting Protein Demand

Organic Fish Farming – Sustainability Meeting Protein Demand


Fish is a healthy high-protein food that is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil is highly recommended by doctors and dietitians for lowering high blood pressure and the risk of getting strokes and heart diseases. Buying seafood from the supermarket can be expensive and does not guarantee that the fish are grown in organic methods. Most of the fish you find in the super markets or grocery stores were either imported, bought from a commercial farm or were fished from the ocean, depleting the ocean fish stocks and creating ecological imbalance in the nature. The cheaper and the more sustainable alternative would be to grow your own fish either in your backyard fish pond, fish tanks, or aquariums.

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