Why do we farm salmon?

  • by SeaWestNews
  • November 7, 2017

Without aquaculture, wild fish are at risk of overfishing because fish are the world’s largest traded food commodity.

Our oceans cannot supply the increased demand for healthy seafood. Similar to what has happened on land over thousands of years, we are now farming the seas, instead of hunting species to extinction.

With countries like Canada leading the way, aquaculture provides a healthy seafood for domestic markets, as well as growing exports to countries that are seeing a rise in household income.

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