Sciency Words #6

Aquaculture: Aquaculture is the practice of raising fish and other seafood in captivity, just as cows and chickens are raised in captivity on farms. Supposedly in the future we will depend on fish rather than land animals for our protein; it was even the subject of a book by Arthur C. Clark (better known for writing 2001: A Space Odyssey). But how healthy is farmed fish compared to other farmed animals, and how much do fish farms hurt the environment? It’s a relatively new industry, so regulations aren’t fully in place yet.

Links:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

9 Facts on Aquaculture from the Huffington Post

The Deep Range by Arthur C. Clark.

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