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The Future of Fish

Monday, July 11, 2011

Time magazine’s Bryan Walsh discusses farmed fish. Fish are the last wild food, but our oceans are being picked clean. His article “The End of the Line” investigates whether farming fish can take the place of catching them.

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Comments [7]

Phoebe from Bushwick

There is an indoor urban farm in Chicago called The Plant, where they are raising fish and using the waste to fertilize the plants. I understand they are still working out the kinks, but it sounds amazing.

Jul. 11 2011 12:37 PM
Mary from nyc

What happened to flounder? When I was a kid, we had it all the time. Now I rarely seen in the markets.

Jul. 11 2011 12:33 PM
Amy from Manhattan

The problem w/mixing wild & farmed animal populations is that we *don't* know which genes will predominate, which will be dominant or recessive, or which will be selected for in an environment that has been changed by human activity from what the animals originally evolved in. The factors are so complex that we can't predict the effect on survival of either individuals or species.

Jul. 11 2011 12:31 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Hmmm...
Where do the fish in the Chinatown markets come from?

Jul. 11 2011 12:30 PM
Grumpy scientist

Vaccines, which prevent viral diseases, are very different from antibiotics, which treat bacterial diseases, and involve the problems of antibiotic resistance. I realize it seems like an obscure technical point, but it's a rather crucial one. Please try not to mix them up in the future.

Thank you.

Jul. 11 2011 12:28 PM
Charlie Roberts from Atlantic Highlands, NJ

Where did Talapia come from? I never heard of it until a few years ago.

Jul. 11 2011 12:26 PM
Steve from Rockville Centre, NY

1. Not all farmed fish is the same. Salmon is fed ground up wild-caught fish!! So what's the point? Don't eat it.
2. The Japanese will make bluefin tuna extinct within just a few years, for sure.

Jul. 11 2011 12:19 PM

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