So as has been said before, aquaculture is similar to mining — it’s not IF there will be an accident damaging the environment, it’s WHEN will there be an accident.
The benefits of fish farms are not worth the risks and the price to be paid, as we see over and over again. Negative issues include disease, parasites, pollution, toxins, chemicals and negative impacts on wild fish such as reduced genetic diversity and interbreeding.
In 2020, Huon Aquaculture was convicted of environmental breaches in regard to its operations at Whale Point and fined $40,000.(Wikipedia)
We don’t need this negative form of fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Read the complete article here at EchoWatch.
Comments by OSFR historian Jim Tatum.
– A river is like a life: once taken,
it cannot be brought back © Jim Tatum