Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fish o' the Future

Won't be salmon, bass, cod, or tuna. Learn to love tilapia, an aquaculture success. Recent news reports are chilling. Eagles are "falling out of the sky" after the failure of the chum salmon run this winter.  University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers find we really are fishing down the food chain  from the big predators to the forage fish like sardines and anchovies, because we've removed most of the predators, allowing the forage-fish populations to explode.

We have too many consumers and not enough protein, and our continued demand for wild predatory fish will be the ruin of them, and of ourselves. That prospect makes Paul Greenberg's book especially timely and worth reading. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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