December 1, 2021

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Which Seafood Is Better for the Environment: Farmed or Wild Caught?

There’s no doubt that fish is a great source of protein in one’s diet. But the debate about whether fish farming or commercial fishing is worse for the environment continues and, as you might suspect, there isn’t a straightforward answer.

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Sources:
https://www.worldwildlife.org/industries/sustainable-seafood
https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/world-population-prospects-2019.html
https://phys.org/news/2005-12-overfishing-threatens-inland.html
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1084135/

The Environmental Impact of Food & Seafood


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http://www.fao.org/3/i5555e/i5555e.pdf
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https://oceana.org/blog/eating-seafood-can-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-some-fish-are-better-others
https://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-basics/sustainable-solutions/consider-climate
https://www.pnas.org/content/115/28/7362
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https://nmssanctuaries.blob.core.windows.net/sanctuaries-prod/media/archive/education/voicesofthebay/pdfs/hookandline.pdf
https://www.pnas.org/content/111/24/8861

What Is the Environmental Impact of Aquaculture?


https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-insights/perspectives/aquaculture-could-feed-the-world-and-protect-the-planet-if-we-get-it-right/
https://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-basics/sustainable-solutions/manage-pollution-and-disease
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https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2011/10/14/141273483/scientists-seek-a-break-in-aquacultures-fish-eat-fish-chain
https://www.npr.org/2012/04/30/151548173/drama-amid-indonesias-disappearing-mangroves
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-future-of-fish-farming-may-be-indoors/
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/05/02/180596020/can-salmon-farming-be-sustainable-maybe-if-you-head-inland

Certifying environmentally and socially responsible seafood

Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/aerial-view-of-fish-farm-pools-in-talisay-philippines-b1qut6htvkh9jf3o3
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/monterey-bay-aquarium-school-of-fish-pacific-sardine-05-rtq8a7gq7jmqxbxdo
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/monterey-california-april-23-2018-commercial-1078145177
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/lobster-fishermen-pulling-up-their-trap-from-the-ocean-v7cqe8f
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/purse-seine-boat-encircling-school-fish-618845885
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bycatch_-_tori_lines_(streamer_lines).svg
https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/fishing-trawler-sea-vector-illustration-734887786
https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/conceptual-drawing-bottom-trawling-fishing-boat
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Trawlers_overfishing_cod.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fish-farm-hero.jpg
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/brown-cows-eat-at-cowhouse-outdoor-in-summer-day-mammal-animal-stand-in-stall-on-farm-factory-hay-with-pounded-cereal-grain-seeds-hwyi0lwzfksoiuvfd
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/fish-eating-fishfood-wide-shot-bbdktn8dliyd2rho0
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/feeding-fish-at-fish-farm-ros7ary3njvoynkfr
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/flying-above-sea-fish-farm-in-croatia-bn9a-ejfxizh4r2ha
Lots of Tilapia Fish
Tilapia Fish Farm
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/flying-over-fish-farm-in-dalmatian-sea-s4iv0ymjfgizh3jgj0
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/top-view-of-a-fishing-boat-sailing-in-the-atlantic-ocean-sbubsxedkhjx3skszo

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