The Science of Sustainability

Infographic: Can Farmed Fish Go Vegetarian?

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World demand for seafood is rising, but many of the world’s oceans are already overfished. Now scientists are creating vegetarian diets for species like trout, which may lessen the strain on over-fished oceans.

Read more in the original article, The Key to Sustainable Fish Farming? Vegetarian Fish.

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Lindsey Hoshaw is an online producer for KQED Science. Before joining KQED, Lindsey was a science correspondent for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes and Scientific American. She was recently awarded the Frank Allen Field Reporting Award and is especially interested in ocean science, the future of sustainable seafood and the great pacific garbage patch. She can be found on Twitter as @lindseyhoshaw
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  • bigskybabs

    How about this CRAZY and EXTREME idea?: Since we are wreaking havoc on the ecosystem feeding little fish to big fish, and making the big fish vegetarian would solve the problem, how about we HUMANS decide to cut the middle man out of the food chain and go vegetarian, too? Grow plants to feed PEOPLE, not to feed animals which people then eat. It's totally inefficient to say the least.

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  • Gofish

    Contact Green Wave Energy Inc. 406-551-3740 they are going Spirulina for the aquaculture industry.