Why choose farmed over wild fish?

There are many positive reasons to choose farmed fish over wild. In many cases, wild populations of fish are under threat due to over-fishing, habitat loss or other changes. We know what a farmed fish has eaten and the level of control over the ingredients, while we have no control over wild fish or possible pollutants they have consumed or been exposed to. We can monitor health and welfare and in many cases ensure ethical harvest practices. Wild fish populations are unable to meet the seafood demands of a growing world population, while farming offers a viable solution to meeting future food needs. A 2020 article in Nature provides more context if you want to learn more.

Learn more at Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch page

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Fish farm in Nigeria
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Fish farm in Japan