CATCHING


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FARMING


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thomastca 12/5/09

Fish farming is the raising of various species of fish for food, either in offshore nets and cages or in inland concrete tanks or man made ponds. The impact depends upon how the farmer decides to run his farm. The negative impacts are that those poorly managed farms "pollute the environment with fish feces, antibiotic-laden fish, and diseased carcasses." They also "deplete fish stocks". Also because fish are fed on corn, plants and/or other foods to which they are not accustomed the omega III and protein levels in their bodies disappear thus making them unworthy for consumption. Well managed, environment friendly farms which stay within the sustainable production levels, use high quality feeds, have pond-based recycling and closed recirculating systems, and who use biological filtration rather than antibiotics can have a beneficial impact. Such farms provide healthy fish and make "a net contribution to global food availability, domestic food security, economic growth, trade, and improved living standards" without harming the environment. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, "...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This especially applies to farming responsibly.

Pacific Aquaculture
Pacific Aquaculture


(photo credit): "Pacific Aquaculture", AquaSol, Inc. on "Tilapia Farming" page
http://www.fishfarming.co

Sources
"The Promise and Perils of Fish Farming" http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=16150
"Fish Farms: Underwater Factories" http://www.fishinghurts.com/fishFarms.asp
"Sustainable Aquaculture" http://www.fishfarming.com/sustainableaquaculture.html
Recommended Link
http://www.fishfarming.com