J. Miguel Medialdea, A New Approach to Sustainable Aquaculture, The Solutions Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3, May 2010, Pages 14-15 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/a-new-approach-to-sustainable-aquaculture/) Abstract: The world is hungry for fish. Faced with declining wild stocks, the fishing industry is giving way to aquaculture, or fish farming, which produced close to 53 million tons of fish in 2006 alone (half of all fish consumed in the world). The worldwide industry is growing at an average of 6.8 percent per year, making it the world’s fastest-growing food sector. But this growth has come at a cost: Chemicals and antibiotics used in fish farms seep into surrounding waters; fecal contamination causes harmful algal blooms; sensitive coastal and wetland areas are disrupted or destroyed; and wild fish stocks are depleted in order to provide feed for carnivorous domesticates. What options are left to conscientious consumers? Choosing your fish is like choosing a cut of meat: You need to know your farm. Some fish farms are able to maintain profitability and improve the quality of their products and still minimize their environmental impact. Such is the reasoning behind Veta la Palma … Topics: Oceans; Sustainability