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Fish farming has been around for about four thousand years. In that time, it has changed a lot, especially in the last century—and change always has consequences, both positive and negative. Nowadays, after years of trial and error, aquaculture is...
April 22 is Earth Day. Since 1970, the Earth Day Network has worked with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to educate, influence public policy and raise awareness about environmental issues. However, while April 22 is a great...
In the last half century, aquaculture has gone from being small-scale and marginal to becoming a major force of global food production. Today, 50% of all seafood available to consumers comes from fish farms. And while fish farming has...
The traditional period of Lent has been a staple of the Christian calendar for centuries, but that doesn't mean you still have to "do as the Romans did" to properly observe. While the main restrictions of Lent still apply—fasting,...
Lent, a religious tradition observed during the 40 days before Easter, is an important period of the year for many Christians, especially Catholics. It's a time to pay respect to Jesus’ sacrifices, suffering, life and death, through both increased...
The global population is increasing, and so is the volume of fish that people are consuming. That means choosing to eat sustainable farmed fish is one of the best things you can do to help ensure fish remain plentiful...
Is aquaculture good or bad? It can be hard to get a straight, truth-based answer to this question. We reviewed recent scientific information about aquaculture to break through the misinformation—and what we found might surprise you. We've busted some common...
With climate change and the world's growing population, it's becoming more and more difficult to properly feed all the people in the world. The World Bank has declared that the world needs to produce at least 50% more food...
People have said some pretty nasty stuff online about Tilapia. But when Tilapia is properly raised and produced, it's actually a healthy, tasty and sustainable seafood option! That's why influential media sources like The Washington Post are spreading the...
There’s been a lot of buzz around aquaculture lately, especially as the global demand for fish continues to rise. While some people think that fish farming is a new phenomenon, fish farming has actually been around for thousands of...