It appears that they have conquered the waste and disease problems that plague the shrimp industry, but what about the food debate? Because of their bio-security and recirculating system, they do not use chemicals, hormones, or vaccinations which are so common in other fish farming scenarios. Their juvenile shrimp are fed zoo plankton which is naturally acquired in the environment that they have painstakingly created to mirror sea life. This means that the shrimp are eating their native foods and there is no negative impact on the environment. The more mature shrimp are given a soy based protein pellet which satisfies environmentalist, but does not echo nature.If farmed fish are eating food that is not natural for them, will they really be the best quality fish?
Posted by Leah Bergman Thursday, February 18, 2010
Whenever you mention the word “fish farming”, people tend to raise a skeptical eyebrow, and usually respond with how they prefer “wild caught”. Even though this is true, there is still a huge movement towards fish farming. Why would this be? Society is trying to bridge the gap between overfishing, fishing until a fish population is depleted, and the ever increasing demand for fish. With this in mind, is fish farming a viable solution?