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Oct 10, 2016
What is land-based fish farming?October is National Seafood Month. The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute knows the critical role seafood plays in feeding our world’s growing population, and the increasing importance of finding better, more sustainable, and local ways to grow fish. We’ve worked for more than 20 years to develop technology that makes this a reality. This month, we hope you’ll watch and share this video - What is land-based fish farming? - we have created to educate consumers on the benefits of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), which make it possible to farm fish on land (no matter where you’re located) in a way that recycles water, reuses waste and doesn’t impact wild fish. Stats
- 90% of U.S. seafood is currently imported
- Aquaculture today provides 50% of global seafood production.
- RAS technology recycles 99% of the water used, and repurposes waste for fertilizer and soil additive
- By 2050 we’ll need to double the global food supply to feed the world’s growing population.
- Farmed salmon and trout contain 100-times the concentration of heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than the same serving size of grass-fed beef and can have 2-10 times more omega-3 fatty acids than tuna, snapper, cod, mahi-mahi, and farmed tilapia and catfish.