Best of 2017: 5 myths about farmed seafood

Fish and clam farm in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. (© pizmovka)

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A whopping 3 billion people rely on seafood as their chief source of protein. That number is set to increase with the ever-growing world population, which means that the necessity to provide more fish, without further depleting our oceans, is of utmost importance.

Enter farmed seafood, or “aquaculture.” Although it supplies nearly half of all seafood consumed globally, aquaculture gets a bad rap. But much of the data behind that reputation is woefully out of date. Aquaculture practices are changing constantly, offering up options that balance food security with ocean health.

Find out the truth behind some of the most common myths about farmed seafood in this original post.

Heartie Look is a partner marketing manager at Conservation International.

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