Many tout aquaculture—the farming of finfish or shellfish in pens in oceans and other bodies of water—as a potential solution to reduce the burdens of overfishing. In actuality, industrial aquaculture has intensified the depletion of our ocean resources, added new threats to our marine ecosystems and wildlife, and created new risks to human health and the environment—all to the detriment of traditional fishing economies and the public. The rapid increase in demand for fish and fish products has outpaced our regulatory agencies' ability to manage emerging environmental and human health threats from the aquaculture industry. Center for Food Safety (CFS) is proud to be the largest national nonprofit litigating on aquaculture issues and is currently fighting for stronger regulation and better management of this unsustainable and polluting practice.
See our full factsheet about the harms of industrial aquaculture below.
FINFISH AQUACULTURE: A FALSE SOLUTION TO OVERFISHING REFERENCES