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2016-04-29. The case for farmed fish.

posted May 4, 2016, 10:01 PM by Alan Gould
By Dan Farber, UC Berkeley Blog. For GSS Population Growth chapter 5 and Losing Biodiversity chapter 7. Excerpt: It’s time to take a second look at fish farms. Environmentalists, not to mention foodies, tend to turn up their noses at fish farms.  It’s true that badly managed fish farms can be a source of water pollution and other environmental problems.  But sustainable fish farming would have major environmental benefits. To begin with, fish farming provides an alternative that may reduce pressures on wild fish stocks. Fish are a major source of protein in many parts of the world, and the result has been massive damage to wild fisheries and ecosystems.  ...We shouldn’t let our sense that fish farming is “unnatural” get in the way of environmentally sensible choices....  http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2016/04/29/the-case-for-farmed-fish/