A report in the Oct. 30, 1998, journal Science, suggests that some types
of aquaculture may be contributing to the same problems it was at one time
meant to resolve.
According to the report, fish farming of salmon and shrimp in particular
requires almost three times more fish resources than it produces and the
product generally ends up on the tables of affluent nations.
"Aquaculture is often seen as a panacea, the solution to relieve
fishing pressure on the oceans and feed …