Study: Science has Not Kept Pace with Aquaculture

Study: Science has Not Kept Pace with Aquaculture

Aquaculture—the farming of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic animals for food—has reached unprecedented levels of growth in recent years, but largely without consideration of its impact on individual animals, finds a new analysis by a team of researchers.

“The scale of modern aquaculture is immense and still growing,” says Becca Franks, a research scientist at New York University’s Department of Environmental Studies and the lead author of the paper, which appears in the journal Science Advances. “Yet we know so little about the animals that we are putting into mass production, and the negative consequences of aquaculture’s expansion on individual animals will just continue to accumulate…”

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