Blue Growth: The Need for Fish Farms
A Response to Breakthrough’s Essay on Next-Generation Aquaculture
There is no question that any major increase in global fish production will need to come from aquaculture. It is true that all forms of food production come with environmental costs, but fish outperform livestock on many metrics of environmental impact. They also come with significant health benefits. Looking forward, farmed mollusks, which require no feed, freshwater, or antibiotics, may offer unique opportunities for capitalizing on these gains.