Farmed Fish: 9 Things Everyone Should Know

This article is a bit dated but I still feel it’s a credible source.

If you eat seafood, unless you catch it yourself or ask the right questions, the odds are pretty good it comes from a fish farm. The aquaculture industry is like a whale on steroids, growing faster than any other animal agriculture segment and now accounting for half the fish eaten in the U.S. As commercial fishing operations continue to strip the world’s oceans of life, with one-third of fishing stocks collapsed and the rest headed there by mid-century, fish farming is increasingly seen as a way to meet the world’s growing demand.

In my book Meatonomics, I look at the latest data on fish farming and explore whether it’s really the silver bullet to solve the Earth’s food needs. Can marine farms reliably satisfy the daily seafood cravings of three billion people around the globe?

This article looks at aquaculture and its long-term effects on people, fish, and other animals. With this industry regularly touted as a paragon of food production, whether you eat seafood or not, you should know these nine key facts about farmed fish.


Also see: 

EMPTY OCEANS: Is The World Running Out Of Fish?

TEDs: A Net Positive for Fish and Sea Turtles

Interview with Cowspiracy: The Sham called “Sustainable Fishing” Part 1 / Part 2

FO Supplements & Overfishing

Fish Free Omega 3 Alternatives

Vegan Seafood Products


9 thoughts on “Farmed Fish: 9 Things Everyone Should Know

    1. Yes most of society doesn’t see them as beings capable of feeling, let alone suffering. That would be great, there are many benefits to becoming one–aside from a wide range of yummy veg fare, it’s better for animals, the earth & your health. Have you seen Cowspiracy? I highly recommend it.


      1. Cowspiracy advocates against any type of animal agriculture, particularly factory farming of animals raised for food. Commercial fishing wreaks havoc on our oceans, leaving unattended netting, drift nets (see and other related trash in the wake of the lives they take; not to mention the vast number of by-catch wildlife (sea turtles, dolphins, rays, etc) who are unintentionally caught with the targeted species, only to die in the process. For the sake of the environment concerns, ethical treatment of animals and our health, a plant-based lifestyle is the only viable way we can sustainably feed the planet and solve world hunger issues. Here is a link about Cowspiracy and Sustainable Fishing:

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      2. Do you mean the National Geo magazine? There is no link, it’s just the cover. I wish I could find it online but I think it is just too old.


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