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The Future of Fish Farming...

Scientific American, an award-winning authoritative source for the science discoveries and technology innovations, recognizes that “new advancements in water filtration and circulation make it possible for indoor fish farms to dramatically grow in size and production” and that farms like the one proposed by Nordic, may play a key role in the future of aquaculture.

Article highlights include:

  • 100 kilograms of fish feed can deliver up to 15 times more meat than an equivalent amount fed to cows (Global Aquaculture Alliance)

  • Land-based indoor systems can greatly reduce risk by isolating fish from the environment and removing waste from the water using recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) (Michael Timmons, an environmental engineer at Cornell University)

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch now ranks RAS-farmed fish as one of the most sustainable seafood choices available.

  • Water in RAS tanks flows through a bubbling container called a bio-filter, in which bacteria consume fish urine and convert it into a form of nitrogen that is safe for the fish and environment (Michael Schwarz, director of the Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center)

Read the full article HERE

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