Increased population led to an increased demand for seafood, ultimately innovating the seafood industry and rise of aquaculture. This technique allows fish, such as salmon, to be farm-raised in controlled conditions in attempts to provide sustainable fish for consumers while allowing wild fish to repopulate. Aquaculture nevertheless initiated environmental and human health concerns, sparking a debate over whether farmed salmon is a healthier alternative than wild salmon. This article discusses such concerns and suggests tools to address them like increased federal agency regulation, congressional intervention, and genetically engineered salmon.
Caleb N. Raspler,
The Rise of Aquaculture: Is Farmed Salmon a Healthier Alternative than Wild Salmon?,
Ocean & Coastal L.J.
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